Audi Starts The First Formula E World Championship Season With Big Goals

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58576"] source: Audi AG Season opener with two night races in Diriyah on February 26 and 27 Record-holder Lucas di Grassi and newcomer René Rast form a team Team Principal Allan McNish: “Great ambitions, but also respect” Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler begins its final season as a factory team in Formula E with big goals: Lucas di Grassi and his new teammate René Rast want to clinch victories and fight for the title in the series’ first y...

“You Don’t Get This Tingling Sensation in Testing”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58569"] source: Audi Sport An interview with Audi drivers Lucas di Grassi and René Rast Formula E season opener in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on February 26 and 27 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler ready for the world championship title battle In exactly two weeks, Formula E will begin its new season, the first as an official FIA world championship. Ahead of the two races in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia), Lucas di Grassi and René Rast talk about the tingling...

The Moment of Truth: Formula E Driver Lucas di Grassi Tests Production-Based RS e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54905"] source: Audi AG Strong, reproducible acceleration thanks to sophisticated thermal management High tech in the chassis: air suspension, damper control and all-wheel steering Lucas di Grassi: “Sustainability is based on technological innovation” A late-summer day in Neuburg an der Donau. Parked in front of the building of Audi’s Competence Center Motorsport is a production-based RS e-tron GT, surrounded by four men. Audi S...

Lucas di Grassi and René Rast Compete for Audi in the FIA Formula E World Championship

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54510"] source: Audi Sport Brazilian-German duo battle for world championship title in Audi e-tron FE07 Lucas di Grassi enters the seventh season as most successful driver René Rast joins Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler full time after strong debut in Berlin The team is ready: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is entering the new Formula E season with Lucas di Grassi and René Rast. For the first time, the season will be held as an official FIA...

Strong End to the Season for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Formula E

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50537"] source: Audi Sport DTM champion René Rast just misses out on another podium Lucas di Grassi drives from tenth on the grid to sixth place Sam Bird in customer car finishes fifth after comeback drive Fourth place for René Rast, sixth for Lucas di Grassi: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler finished the last Formula E race of the season with both cars in the top six. After his first podium on Wednesday, René Rast achieved the best qualif...

Half-Time in Berlin: Audi Driver di Grassi Third in the Championship

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50298"] source: Audi Sport Lucas di Grassi also scores points in third race of Formula E finale Robin Frijns misses victory in photo finish by only 0.128 seconds Third consecutive podium for the Audi e-tron FE06 Half-time at the marathon season finale of Formula E in Berlin. After three of the six races in the German capital, Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team is third with 61 points in the drivers’ champions...

Lucas di Grassi Takes Podium for Audi in Berlin

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50224"] source: Audi Sport Brazilian goes from sixth on the grid to third on Thursday evening René Rast makes up ten positions after starting from pit lane Three Audi e-tron FE06 cars among the top six Second race of Formula E in Berlin, first podium for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. From sixth on the grid, Lucas di Grassi moved up to third place on Thursday evening. With 13th place, René Rast only narrowly missed out on points desp...

Audi Ready for Formula E Six-Pack in Berlin

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49892"] source: Audi Sport Showdown at Tempelhof: six races in nine days to end the season Debut for DTM star René Rast in the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team Record man Lucas di Grassi: “the championship is the goal” Nine days, six races, three track layouts, a new driver in the team: the restart of the Formula E season is full of challenges for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. The German squad has big aims for its six-pack home round in the ...

Allan McNish: “Six-Pack Is an Enormous Mental and Physical Challenge”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49574"] source: Audi Sport Audi prepares for the final six Formula E races in Berlin “Mission Control” in Neuburg supports with all decisions Hygiene concept requires perfect preparation and new distribution of tasks It is a premiere in international motorsport: Within just nine days, Formula E holds its last six races of the season in August, including the title outcomes in the drivers’ and teams’ classifications...

René Rast Drives Audi Formula E Car For The First Time

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48950"] source: Audi Sport Positive impressions during testing of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Preparation for the restart of the season in Berlin on August 5 René Rast: “I’m looking forward to the challenge more and more every day” The final phase of preparation for the restart of the Formula E season has begun: Newcomer René Rast completed his first laps in the electric race car during testing at the Lausitzring. Alongside his teammat...

Formula E: Double DTM Champion Rast Races for Audi at the Grand Finale in Berlin

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48551"] source: Audi Sport Electric series to run six races in Berlin from August 5–13 René Rast replaces Daniel Abt until the end of the season Two-time DTM champion tests the Audi e-tron FE06 for the first time in early July Formula E is making a spectacular comeback on the race track: Between August 5 and 13, the all-electric racing series will be staging no less than six rounds in succession at the former Tempelhof A...

Oh Daniel…Abt Dropped by Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler For Using a Ringer in Formula E Race at Home Challenge

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41706"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Sport What's a professional race car driver to do when his season is cut short by the pandemic? Race in the virtual championship of his series. What's a professional race car driver NOT to do when e-racing? Use a ringer to race in his place. Word came out Sunday that Daniel Abt, who placed 3rd at the virtual Flughafen Tempelhof, was using Lorenz Hoerzing, a pro gamer who races in the FE Challenge series, a champi...

Decent Score for Audi in Marrakesh

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44072"] source: Audi Sport Lucas di Grassi finishes Formula E race in Morocco in 7th position Team Principal Allan McNish: We have work to do Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi also collected valuable points in the fifth round of the Formula E season. With a hard-fought 7th place in Marrakesh (Morocco), the Brazilian maintained 5th place in the drivers’ championship of the electric racing series. As the third-fastest dr...

Turbulent Day for Audi in Formula E in Mexico

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43495"] source: Audi Sport Daniel Abt back in the cockpit just hours after a massive accident Lucas di Grassi moves up from 15th place on the grid to 6th Customer team Envision Virgin Racing without points after strong qualifying After three consecutive victories, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler had to settle for 6th place for Lucas di Grassi in the 2020 Formula E race in Mexico City. Teammate Daniel Abt was able to start the race after a massive ...

Audi Aims To Continue Winning Streak In Mexico

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43300"] source: Audi Sport Formula E to race at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on Saturday Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi unbeaten in Mexico in the last three years Race drivers to visit Audi plant near the capital city before the race Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has been more successful in Mexico so far than any other Formula E team, so it would be the perfect venue for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi to score their first victory in Season 6 n...

Audi Driver di Grassi Thrills With Comeback Drive

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42131"] source: Audi Sport Spectacular E-Prix in the Chilean capital Santiago Lucas di Grassi gains 15 places in the race after bad luck in qualifying Formula E started 2020 with a spectacular race in Santiago de Chile. Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team thrilled the South American fans with a forward charge from 22nd place on the grid to seventh place. Thrilling duels, plenty of overtaking maneuvers, collisions an...

Formula E Begins The New Year In Santiago

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41712"] source: Audi Sport Audi drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi set upon clinching trophies in Chile Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler most successful team after 60 Formula E races Team Principal Allan McNish: “Want to take the momentum from Riyadh with us” The Christmas break is over: Next Saturday (January 18), Formula E will enter the third in a total of 14 races this season in Santiago de Chile. After having clinched its first trophy ...

Audi Driver Lucas di Grassi Fights For Clean Air

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40137"] source: Audi Sport Formula E publishes “The Race for Clean Air” documentary Camera team accompanies race driver and UN ambassador on trip to India Lucas di Grassi: “Electrification of mobility plays a key role in the battle against air pollution” In terms of air quality, New Delhi (India) is the back-marker among the world’s megacities. Audi Formula E driver and UN ambassador Lucas di Grassi traveled to New Delhi to get a f...

Lucas di Grassi celebrates Formula E podium in Riyadh

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39105"] source: Audi Sport 41st trophy in 60th race for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team Daniel Abt scores valuable points after strong fightback Team Principal Allan McNish: “Happy with podium after a crazy race” Just one day after the difficult beginning to the season, Lucas di Grassi and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler impressively came back: The Brazilian celebrated second position in Diriyah and thus the team’s 41st podium success in ...

Audi Ambitiously Begins The New Formula E Season

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38586"] source: Audi Sport Season opens with two races in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on November 22 and 23 Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi enter their sixth joint season as teammates Team Principal Allan McNish: “Intend to battle for both titles” The new Formula E season kicks off with a double-header: On Friday and Saturday, the all-electric series will hold the first two in a total of 14 races this season on the outskirts of Riyadh. Daniel A...