Intense credentials by Lucas di Grassi and René Rast in a simulator during Neuburg, environment adult a garage during a former Tempelhof Airport for a final time, dual final starting grids and a really final mottled dwindle during usually before 4.30 p.m. on Sunday: Audi is confronting romantic few days before a bureau farewell to Formula E. As a initial member of a series, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will contend goodbye to Formula E after 84 races.
“Audi was a initial German manufacturer to contest in Formula E. In new years, a array has accompanied a code in a mutation to electric mobility and supposing us with many memorable moments that will perpetually sojourn a partial of a history,” says Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH and obliged for motorsport. “Today, electric mobility during Audi is no longer a prophesy of a destiny though a present. The best instance is a Audi RS e-tron GT, a initial entirely electric high-performance indication for a road. This means it’s time for us to take a subsequent step in motorsport as well. The Dakar Rally offers us a event to mangle new belligerent as a colonize and to benefaction and serve rise a imagination in a margin of electric mobility underneath impassioned conditions.”
Ahead of a farewell are a final dual races in one of a many sparkling seasons Formula E has seen to date. After 13 rounds roughly anything is probable in both a drivers’ and teams’ standings: a tip 15 drivers are within usually 33 points with a limit probable points of 60 per motorist and weekend. René Rast (10th) and Lucas di Grassi (14th) are still within distinguished stretch as good as is Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in a group classification. Two races will be hold in Berlin on a weekend as well. Start time is during 2 p.m. on Saturday and 3.30 p.m. on Sunday.
“We’re entrance to Berlin to contend goodbye to Formula E and to a fans with a heads hold high,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “Lucas and René have competed in many races in Berlin and have both been on a podium. We as a group have gifted some of a many romantic moments here in new years. So it’s a ideal place for a final section of a Formula E adventure, that we apparently wish to finish with as many trophies as possible.”
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has already won 46 trophies in Formula E. In a initial 3 years as a private group ABT Sportsline with a support of a record association Schaeffler, afterwards given 2017 as central Audi bureau team. It is a best symbol in a series, that will sojourn unmatched even after a finish of a season. Just like that of a many fastest laps by a group or a many lectern positions by a motorist by Lucas di Grassi. The Brazilian is one of usually dual drivers on a grid to have contested all Formula E races so far, and a usually one to have finished so for a same team: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.
The deteriorate 3 champion binds other annals as well: He is a usually motorist to measure 7 lectern finishes in a singular deteriorate – and did so in seasons two, 3 and four. He has scored points in 62 races so far, another record that is even surpassed by usually 3 teams. With 2,877, he has finished a many laps in Formula E and is a usually one to have won from 8 conflicting grid positions so far. Lucas di Grassi is also forward in a fans’ favor: Ahead of a races in Berlin, he has perceived some-more FanBoosts than anyone else with 45, and his group is also in a tip mark here with 77 FanBoosts.
For a culmination of a initial World Championship season, Formula E will once again use a former Tempelhof Airport with a 2.355-kilometer lane this weekend. On Saturday, a march will be driven counterclockwise, on Sunday in a conflicting direction. All channels, including promote times, can be found online during www.fiaformulae.com.
In further to a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler bureau team, a Envision Virgin Racing patron group will also be racing for points with a e-tron FE07, that was grown by Audi. This season, Nick Cassidy and Robin Frijns are competing for a British patrol which, like Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, has been a member of a Formula E family given a initial competition in 2014. With 7 lectern finishes in a deteriorate so far, Envision Virgin Racing leads a teams’ standings.