#66 and #11 – these are a numbers of a cars in that Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi intend to urge a pretension in a teams’ sequence and conflict for a drivers’ title. The 25-year-old German has defended a series he once chose himself since a Brazilian is switching behind to his favorite series following a year as champion in automobile series 1. In Valencia, both of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Audi e-tron FE05 cars are on lane together for a initial time. While Daniel Abt has dual white front circle arches and red mirrors, di Grassi can be famous by black mirrors and black front circle arches, among other things.
“Following a private tests in new months, a pre-season exam in Valencia now symbol both a end and apex of a preparations on a track,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “It is a initial and usually approach comparison with a foe and therefore an critical comment for each group of where it stands.” In addition, a make-believe of a new competition format that will no longer embody a mid-race automobile barter though a new “attack mode” that is armed when a motorist passes by a so called “activation zone” is designed as well. When a motorist passes by this zone, a energy outlay of his automobile will accept a short-term boost.
While Formula E is confronting vital changes in terms of record and regulations before deteriorate five, Audi has opted for coherence both on a lane and trackside: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi form a usually motorist pairing in a margin to have contested all prior 45 Formula E races side by side. No other twin has clinched as many trophies in a process. All partners and sponsors have remained on house as well: In further to record partner Schaeffler, who together with Audi is obliged for a growth of a Audi Schaeffler MGU03 motor-generator unit, Alpinestars, Deutsche Post, DHL, HYLA, ITK Engineering, KUKA, LGT, MASCOT, Riello UPS and, final though not least, long-standing partner Würth Elektronik are partial of a team.
The pre-season tests in Valencia will continue until Friday. Afterwards, a dual Audi e-tron FE05 will lapse to a group in Kempten once some-more for credentials before being installed on Nov 20 to embark on their tour to Saudi Arabia. On Dec 15, a initial of a new season’s 13 races will be hold during Ad Diriyah on a hinterland of Riyadh. Besides a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler bureau team, a patrol of Envision Virgin Racing will contest with dual Audi e-tron FE05 cars driven by Sam Bird and Robin Frijns.