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Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in a thick of a Formula E pretension race

Five stirring races usually motionless in a final metres of a races, 5 opposite winners and a parsimonious conflict during a tip of a standings: The stream Formula E deteriorate has so distant surpassed all expectations. The subsequent turn is already entrance adult on Saturday this week: With a feat in Mexico and a runner-up finish in a many new competition in Hong Kong, Lucas di Grassi is aiming for a tip mark in Sanya. Only dual points apart a Brazilian from a championship personality Sam Bird. 

Lucas di Grassi is now among a front runners again, interjection to his 29th lectern during a eventuality in Hong Kong. “That Daniel (Abt) and we are now in quarrel for trophies and victories is a outcome of a tough work finished by a whole team. This is what distinguishes a squad: we uncover a genuine strength when a conditions are tough and a vigour is high,” says di Grassi. “We’ve now been on a lectern 3 times in a quarrel and will give a all to continue this fibre of success in Sanya. This season, a championship is some-more closely fought than ever before.”

In 2019, his teammate, Daniel Abt, already stood on a lectern in Santiago de Chile and he is usually one of dual drivers in a margin to have scored points in each competition so far. This is also reflected in a teams’ classification, wherein Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is now second in a championship and is within distinguished stretch after 5 of thirteen races.

“It apparently feels good to be in quarrel in both championships,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “But a championship positions are usually unequivocally applicable after a final race, so we are usually focusing on a subsequent race. Sanya is a new lane for all of a teams and drivers, so correct credentials is all a some-more important.” Although a brief vacation in Asia between a rounds in Hong Kong and Sanya would have suggested itself, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi trafficked behind to ready themselves in a simulator. 

On visiting Sanya, Formula E earnings to a Chinese mainland. Previously, in a initial dual seasons, Beijing hosted a competition before a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took over a Asian venue on a calendar. Sanya, located in Hainan, a southernmost range of a People’s Republic of China, is a renouned place for holidaymakers: Some 18 million tourists revisit a segment each year. The 2.236-kilometer circuit, with 3 slight hairpin turns, promises another stirring competition with many overtaking maneuvers. The competition tighten to a waterfront is energetically awaited. “A competition in a center of a traveller review with white sandy beaches – Formula E keeps entrance adult with well-developed locations,” says Abt. “It’s good to have another competition on a Chinese mainland, since we’ve always perceived a comfortable and eager acquire there.” 

Besides a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler bureau team, a Envision Virgin Racing patron group with Sam Bird and Robin Frijns races with a e-tron FE05 that has been jointly grown by Audi and record partner Schaeffler. The British group is now heading a championship in both a drivers’ and teams’ classifications. 

The sixth turn of this Formula E deteriorate in Sanya starts on Saturday during 3 PM internal time (8 AM CET) and, as usual, lasts for 45 mins and one lap. Eurosport will atmosphere live coverage from China. All general channels, including promote schedules, can be found online during www.fiaformulae.com.

Basic Information: Audi in Formula E 2018/2019