Home turn for Audi in Formula E in Mexico

“The seductiveness and unrestrained for Formula E is outrageous in Mexico,” says Lucas di Grassi. Before a final entrance in Feb 2020, a Brazilian spent a day visiting a San José Chiapa plant, assembly many employees, signing autographs and giving interviews. “It was good to see everybody there ancillary a team. We always felt really acquire there,” says di Grassi. After 5 races during a Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in a heart of Mexico City, Puebla is now a venue for a initial time. 

Formula E has started in Mexico each year given a second deteriorate and no other group has been some-more successful there than Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: The patrol has already won a competition in seasons three, 4 and five. Daniel Abt’s first-ever Formula E feat in 2018 and substantially a many thespian finish in Formula E story to date sojourn unforgotten: In 2019, Lucas di Grassi overtook Pascal Wehrlein, who had been heading for a prolonged time, in a final meters before a finish line and triumphed after a tactical masterstroke.

Now a cards will be reshuffled: The venue for a eighth and ninth races of a deteriorate is a brief 2.982-kilometer circuit during a Autódromo Miguel E. Abed. In serve to a medium-fast sections in a infield of a oval, a blueprint of a Formula E various also includes a high banking. Neither Lucas di Grassi nor his teammate René Rast have contested a competition in Puebla before, so all that remained before a start of a second half of a deteriorate was credentials in a simulator.

“Puebla is totally new domain for me,” says René Rast. “That creates it all a some-more critical to arrive as ideally prepared as probable so that we can concentration on subordinate and a competition in practice. We know about a strengths of a package, though to finish on a lectern or even quarrel for victory, we need a grid position within a tip five. That’s got to be a idea in Mexico and in all of a entrance races.”

As with all a remaining competition weekends in New York, London and Berlin, there will be dual races in Puebla. The start time is set for 4 p.m. internal time (11 p.m. CEST) on both Saturday and Sunday. As recently in Monaco, spectators will be returning to a grandstands in Mexico, despite still in reduced numbers to approve with all of a hygiene regulations. All of a general broadcasters, including promote times, can be found online during www.fiaformulae.com.

At a Audi plant in San José Chiapa, that was built on an area of 460 hectares, a good 5,200 employees furnish a Audi Q5 in all of a variants and for all of a universe markets. The site, that non-stop in 2016, is characterized by ecological, amicable and mercantile sustainability and is actively moulding a destiny of a region. Since 2020, a plant has lonesome 100 percent of a sum electricity mandate for prolongation with renewable appetite sources. It is a serve step on a approach to CO2-free production, that is to turn a existence by 2025.

In serve to a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler bureau team, a Envision Virgin Racing patron group is also fighting for points with a e-tron FE07 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 dual second places in Diriyah and many recently in Monaco, Robin Frijns is heading a altogether drivers’ standings before a eighth race.