With a lane record of 40 lectern finishes and 1,027 points, Abt and di Grassi are a many successful twin in Formula E. Since a initial eventuality of a array in Sep 2014, they have contested 56 races side by side and distinguished a teams’ pretension with Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler final season. Now it is clear: when Formula E enters a sixth deteriorate in Ad Diriyah during a finish of Nov 2019, a German-Brazilian twin will again be on a grid underneath a ensign of a 4 rings.
“With 8 pretension possibilities before a final weekend, we’re now saying a many sparkling Formula E deteriorate to date and design a foe to turn even fiercer with Mercedes’ and Porsche’s entries successive season,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “By confirming a dual drivers early on, we also wish to send a transparent summary to a competitors: we will be optimally prepared and are happy to take on a challenge. Besides prudent growth and contrast of a new car, this also includes a transparent joining to a dual drivers.”
Even before a final dual races in New York City, in that both a drivers’ and a teams’ championships will be decided, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler looks behind on a successful season: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi are a usually group to have scored points in 10 out of eleven races, including dual victories and 3 additional lectern finishes.
“We still have large aims for New York, so rebellious a final dual races and successive pre-season preparations with this acknowledgment and certain thoughts is even sweeter,” says Daniel Abt, who for a initial time is roving to a final weekend with – admittedly rather fanciful – pretension chances. “I’ve never felt as gentle in a group and a array as we have with Audi in Formula E. I’m unapproachable of a trust that’s being placed in me and will do all to demonstrate my interjection with performance.”
In a teams’ championship, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler clinched third place once, second place twice and initial place once in new years. Now a group is roving to a culmination in second position, distant from a tip mark by 43 points. Season 3 Champion Lucas di Grassi is also still within distinguished distance, now ranked in second place of a drivers’ standings with a opening of 32 points.