Audi starts Formula E culmination weekend with one-two finish

Stunning backdrop for a overwhelming final: a 33-point deficit, with that Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler came into a final weekend in New York, decreased to usually 5 points in Saturday’s race. Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt demonstrated a clever opening of a Audi e-tron FE04 with a autocratic one-two finish. This is a second one-two after Berlin in May this year. A prolonged reserve automobile proviso for cleanup operations following an collision condensed a competition in a shade of a Manhattan skyline from 45 to 43 laps. At a finish, di Grassi hold a 0.965-second advantage over his teammate.

For di Grassi, it was his eighth feat in Formula E and his sixth uninterrupted lectern finish. The Brazilian desirous a open with his fantastic overtaking maneuvers, that took him from eleventh on a grid to second place behind his teammate before a imperative automobile change. Daniel Abt usually indispensable 6 laps to pierce into a lead from fifth on a grid. Shortly after changing cars, di Grassi overtook his teammate after he done a tiny mistake. “I didn’t have a racing automobile today, we had a rocket,” rejoiced di Grassi during a finish. “Obviously we would have favourite to have won today,” pronounced Daniel Abt, “but we have a large common idea – and that is to win a teams’ classification. For tomorrow, we also have a automobile with that we can win.” By achieving a fastest lap, a 25-year-old also cumulative another indicate in a hunt for a teams’ title. 

Team Principal Allan McNish also done a rallying cry for this: “First of all, sincerest congratulations to Jean-Éric Vergne who transposed Lucas as a drivers’ champion, though we got a lot closer to his group today. From a outrageous gap, it is now down to usually 5 points. As a result, a palm is most improved and it’s now wholly adult to us. I’m looking brazen to an ultimate showdown in a culmination tomorrow.” 

The twelfth and final competition of a 2017/2018 ABB FIA Formula E Championship deteriorate starts on Sunday, Jul 15 during 15:00 internal time. In Germany, Eurosport broadcasts a competition live, ZDF shows it on livestream on zdf.de. Worldwide around 70 channels promote Formula E. A finish list of these channels is accessible online during www.fiaformulae.com.