For the third season in succession, Audi Sport’s own factory-backed team is joined on the grid by the British Envision Virgin Racing team using the newly developed Audi e-tron FE07 including its powertrain.
On board from day one: Like the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team, the British Envision Virgin Racing team has been in the field of the racing series ever since Formula E’s inaugural event. Together with Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, Envision Virgin Racing is the only squad to have stood on the top step of the podium in all six seasons so far. With a track record of eleven victories and 29 podium finishes, the team from the United Kingdom numbers among the most successful squads in Formula E history.
The seventh season will see a change in the driver lineup: Racing alongside Audi factory driver Robin Frijns, who is entering his third season with the British team, will be the New Zealander Nick Cassidy. The 26-year-old, who drove for Envision Racing during the rookie test in Marrakesh in March 2020, is now tackling his first season in Formula E.
The customer team’s two Audi e-tron FE07 cars are identical to those of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. Their centerpiece is the powertrain around the Audi MGU05 motor-generator unit. Whereas the rest of the car is identical for all teams, the manufacturers demonstrate their technical expertise in the powertrain. The Formula E regulations stipulate that manufacturers make the entire car including the individual powertrain technology and related support available also to other teams for a defined price.