Formula E: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler stays but points in London on Sunday

Lucas di Grassi and his group supposing copiousness to speak about during Sunday’s competition in London: The Brazilian had started from tenth place and was using in ninth after twelve laps. When an collision caused a reserve automobile period, a group attempted a plan move: While a margin stayed behind a unusally delayed reserve automobile on a start-finish straight, di Grassi gathering by a array lane, finished a brief stop in front of his garage, returned to a line in a lead and crossed finish line in initial position.

“That was a good plan by a team, that found an event in a regulations and took advantage of it,” says Lucas di Grassi. “Given a tighten standings in a pretension fight, we didn’t wish to leave any event unused.” The usually blemish: a Audi e-tron FE07 did not come to a finish stop in array line during a stop, that is compulsory by a regulations. This is because di Grassi was handed a drive-through chastisement and afterwards after released from a classification.

For René Rast, a competition was already over after 5 laps when he was strike by Sébastien Buemi and his automobile was badly damaged. “Formula E once again showed a crazy side this weekend,” pronounced Rast. “First changing continue on Saturday and afterwards a whole array of tough racing on Sunday, that also cost me a possibility of some-more points. You can usually put that behind we and demeanour ahead: In 3 weeks, it’s about behaving again in Berlin.” Buemi perceived a chastisement from competition control for a collision. 

“Let’s be honest: It was a unsatisfactory day for us today,” pronounced Team Principal Allan McNish. “We attempted a plan pierce with Lucas that was authorised by a regulations and that other teams have finished in a past, though unfortunately it didn’t work out one hundred percent and we accept a FIA stewards decisions. René was on his approach to a front and was attacked of points by a collision.” After 13 of 15 races, Rast is in tenth place in a drivers’ standings with a 23-point opening to a leader, teammate di Grassi follows 6 points behind in 13th place. In a teams’ standings, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is in sixth place. 

The Formula E tour comes to an finish for Audi with dual home races in Berlin on Aug 14 and 15: a code is final a bureau joining with a possess group in a array and takes on a new motorsport plea with a Dakar Rally. “Although all is still possible, we’re not essentially looking during a standings,” says McNish. “We wish to contend goodbye to a fans in Berlin with dual clever races and as many trophies as possible.”

The Envision Virgin Racing patron group scored twice on Sunday: Robin Frijns narrowly missed a lectern with fourth place, while teammate Nick Cassidy finished seventh. The British group so leads a list in a group standings.