Triumph in Berlin: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler repeats home feat in Formula E

Posted on 25. May, 2019 by in Audi Canada

For a Brazilian it was his tenth feat in a electric racing array with that he softened to second position in a altogether Formula E drivers’ championship, behind pretension defender Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah). In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, after a 40th Formula E podium, also sits in second position before a final 3 races in Bern (June 22) and New York (July 13/14).

In front of Audi’s government house members Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler (Technical Development) and Wendelin Göbel (HR and Organization), di Grassi entirely displayed a strengths of a Audi e-tron FE05 in Berlin. Even yet he had to validate in a many adverse initial organisation on Saturday morning, a Audi motorist cumulative a third place on a grid. “From this impulse on, we knew that we’d be means to win today,” pronounced di Grassi, who usually indispensable 5 laps to take a lead of a race. After that, a Brazilian pulled transparent of his evident rivals, tranquil a gait adult until a finish and also cumulative a additional indicate for a fastest competition lap.

“That was a really vital competition today,” pronounced di Grassi. “It was about appetite government and we showed that a automobile is really efficient. Winning Audi’s home turn in front of such an eager throng is simply fantastic. We’re behind in a pretension competition and are going to have a large celebration tonight.”

Daniel Abt also showed a clever performance. Last year’s winner, as a fastest motorist in his subordinate group, was usually 27 thousandths of a second slower than his teammate but, with that, hardly missed a “Super Pole.” After starting from sixth on a grid, Abt was concerned in extreme head-to-head battles.

“Honestly speaking, we had hoped for some-more than sixth position,” pronounced Abt. “But we was in a thick of a action. The battles were severe and we focussed my steering mainstay in hit with another car: a tough race, though some good points. And, unnecessary to say, I’m happy for Lucas and a whole group for repeating a home victory. That’s simply fantastic!”

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