Santiago de Chile, Jan 25, 2019 – For a initial time, a Audi e-tron FE05 is being put by a paces in blazing heat. 38 degrees centigrade in a shade are foresee for a E-Prix in Santiago de Chile (start on Saturday during 4 PM internal time/8 PM CET, live on Eurosport and ZDF live streaming).
“Management of a battery temperature will play a wilful purpose in a race,” says Allan McNish, Team Principal of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. “The tires will also be heavily stressed – generally a right back tire due to a prolonged left-hand turns. The changing lane aspect is wily as well.” Parts of a lane in Santiago’s O’Higgins Park include of petrify slabs.
Following a track walk on Friday morning, a dual Audi drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, agree: “Turn 13 offers a best event for overtaking.” Abt: “The new lane in Chile is cool. There are quick sections and delayed ones, and a changes in a aspect and a feverishness will make for stirring racing too.”
From winter to summer: Last weekend, Daniel Abt took partial in a GP Ice Race in Zell am See (Austria) during temperatures of reduction 10 degrees centigrade and lower. In Chile, it is scarcely 50 degrees warmer.