Audi to turn concerned in Formula E

Posted on 02. Sep, 2016 by in Audi Canada

“Electric mobility is one of a pivotal topics in a industry,” says Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Member of a Board of Management, Technical Development, AUDI AG. “We intend to rise into one of a heading reward automobile manufacturers in this field. By 2025, each fourth Audi should be an electric vehicle. The initial indication for this is designed to be an SUV we’re going to benefaction in 2018. In a light of these plans, bettering a motorsport module and holding adult a fasten in a entirely electric racing array is usually a judicious move.”

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: “Audi has consistently been regulating motorsport to exam and rise new technologies serve for successive use in production. With quattro expostulate we revolutionized convene racing and subsequently set standards in circuit racing as well. In a 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi was a initial manufacturer to have achieved victories with a TFSI engine, a TDI and a hybrid competition car, so essay motorsport story on several occasions. Now we intend to repeat this in entirely electric racing. Formula E with a races being hold in a hearts of vital cities is an ideal theatre for this purpose and Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport a judicious partner for us.”

Audi Sport has been giving a name to a group ever given a initial 2014/2015 Formula E deteriorate and in a Brazilian Lucas di Grassi creation one of a bureau drivers accessible in a march of this cooperation. In addition, a group has been means to use Audi Sport’s infrastructure in Neuburg. Starting in a 2016/2017 season, Audi is going to feature a existent partnership with Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport by financial and technical support. For a 2017/2018 season, on a highway toward a fully-fledged bureau commitment, Audi Sport will be fasten a growth step by step in tighten team-work with record partner Schaeffler.

Audi’s fasten in Formula E will be manifest to a fans as well. With evident effect, a 4 rings will be prominently featured on a sides and a back wings of a ABT Schaeffler FE02. The entirely electric single-seater competition cars will be sporting their new liveries on a competition lane for a initial time from Monday to Wednesday subsequent week (September 5 to 7) during Donington Park in a UK where a final tests will be hold before a Formula E deteriorate starts in Hong Kong.

The 2016/2017 Formula E deteriorate calendar now facilities twelve races in 10 general metropolises. On Jun 10, 2017, a electric racing array will revisit Berlin. The dual final races will be hold in New York (USA) on Jul 29/30, 2017.

The drivers of Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport are Daniel Abt (Germany) and Lucas di Grassi (Brazil) who are now rebellious their third corner Formula E deteriorate as teammates. Di Grassi was third in a drivers’ sequence in a initial deteriorate and as clamp champion only hardly missed a championship pretension in a 2015/2016 season. 

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