“It’s been electrifying!” – 14 victories for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Formula E

“Thank we Formula E, it’s been electrifying!” was created on a halo complement of a dual Audi e-tron FE07 cars driven by Lucas di Grassi and René Rast – a summary to a organizers and fans of a initial universe championship for electric racing cars, that started on 13 Sep 2014 in Beijing with a feat of Lucas di Grassi.

It was a same Lucas di Grassi who won a initial of a dual final races of Season 7 on Saturday in Berlin. With his twelfth feat in a electric racing series, a Brazilian not usually recorded his chances of winning a universe championship pretension until a really end. He also caused many wet eyes in a many successful group in Formula E history.

“It was a really romantic weekend,” pronounced Lucas di Grassi. “In 7 years we have achieved an impassioned volume with Audi Sport, ABT and Schaeffler. That this successful partnership is now entrance to an finish is a good pity.”

“Audi was a initial German automobile manufacturer to make a bureau joining to Formula E,” pronounced Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH and obliged for motorsport during Audi. “Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is a many successful group in Formula E and was a colonize in this racing series. Now one of a biggest hurdles there is in motorsport awaits us: a Dakar Rally.”

Important elements of a successful Formula E plan live on in a Audi RS Q e-tron, that is set to contest in a famous cross-country convene for a initial time in Jan 2022. The 250 kW motor-generator section (MGU) from a Audi e-tron FE07 grown in-house by Audi Sport is also used in a innovative expostulate for a Dakar Rally – even in 3 ways: one MGU on a front and one on a back spindle yield an electric quattro drive. Each of a MGUs weighs reduction than 35 kilograms and achieved an potency of 97 percent – an considerable explanation of a opening of electric mobility. A third MGU, together with a rarely fit TFSI engine, forms an appetite converter that recharges a high-voltage battery grown by Audi Sport as indispensable while driving. 

Lucas di Grassi distinguished victories during Puebla (Mexico) and in Berlin (Germany) with a Audi MGU05. Team-mate René Rast ensured a 1-2 feat for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler during Puebla. The German scored a additional indicate for a fastest competition path 6 times in 2021 creation a Formula E rookie by distant a many successful motorist of a year in this discipline.

Two some-more fastest laps, 3 stick positions and a sum of 5 lectern finishes were contributed by a patron group Envision Virgin Racing, that fielded dual Audi e-tron FE07 for Robin Frijns and Nick Cassidy. 

“Our biggest strength this year was really a potency of a expostulate sight in a race,” pronounced Allan McNish, Team Principal of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. “Lucas and René anxious a fans with dual wins, a 1-2 in Mexico and also quip drives. This deteriorate was impossibly tighten with tough on lane battles and a group can be intensely unapproachable of what we have achieved together. It’s been a illusory journey.”

After 7 years, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is a many successful group in Formula E. The group collected 1,380 points in 84 races. 14 victories and 47 lectern finishes are to a team’s credit. Lucas di Grassi won a drivers’ pretension in a 2016/2017 season. In a initial deteriorate as a bureau team, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler clinched a teams’ pretension during a initial try in a 2017/2018 season.