Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is Formula E Champion

Heart-stopping final in New York: a pretension preference for a teams’ sequence in a ABB FIA Formula E Championship was open and hard-fought all a approach to a final lap, with a tiny dual points finally creation a difference. In Sunday’s race, Lucas di Grassi crossed a finish line in second place after 43 laps around a travel circuit in Brooklyn, with a perspective of downtown Manhattan. The Brazilian grabbed a championship runner-up mark with his seventh uninterrupted lectern result. In a initial 4 races of a season, di Grassi didn’t finish in a points once. From a sixth competition onwards, he stood on a lectern after each race. “No points in 4 of a races and now I’m second in a drivers’ sequence – this is a tiny miracle. It still incited out to be an well-developed deteriorate for me and also a team. We never give adult and winning a teams’ pretension after such an implausible quip is a best explanation of this,” explained a Brazilian. In a 4 years that Formula E exists, di Grassi scored 611 points and 27 lectern finishes for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler – in both instances, some-more than any other motorist in a electric racing series. 

Teammate, Daniel Abt, finished third and scored 15 points as good as an additional indicate for environment a fastest competition lap, creation a profitable grant to a marvellous feat in a teams’ sequence in a final race. It was a fourth for a 25-year old, he is so a motorist with a many fastest competition laps this season. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler achieved this 7 times in twelve races – a record among a teams. “We had a large idea and we achieved it. What a quip – I’m happy and gay for a whole team. And this includes people not during a track, though also each partner and worker in Ingolstadt, Neuburg and Kempten,” explained Abt, who with 120 points, dual wins and dual serve lectern formula here in New York finished by distant his many successful deteriorate in 4 years of competing in Formula E. Abt finished fifth in a drivers’ classification. 

Team Principal Allan McNish explained: “Yes, we were satirical a nails all a approach to a final dilemma and a final second of a race, though now it’s reality: Teams’ Champions! I’ll now give Lucas and Daniel a large hug. This deteriorate was adult and down, and they always did their best. Also, currently when a pull came to a shove, they delivered a goods. A large appreciate we also goes to a bottom stay in Germany. Great job.” Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass added: “When we trafficked to New York, it was transparent that it would be a outrageous challenge. That it would be such a thriller and go all a approach to a final dilemma kept us all speechless. A large appreciate we also to all a employees during Audi Sport, ABT and Schaeffler during home. This heart-stopping culmination was unequivocally electrifying.”

During a Formula E finale, record partner Schaeffler offering a perspective into a destiny of Formula E. On Saturday evening, Schaeffler invited roughly 300 guest – including a German Ambassador to a U.S. Dr. Emily Haber – to one of a standard New York rooftops and showed a antecedent of a fantastic new Audi e-tron FE05 in that jointly-developed powertrain record from Schaeffler and Audi is being used again. The second epoch of Formula E will start with a initial competition in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) during mid-December.