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Audi will be the first German automobile manufacturer to race in Formula E. The brand with the four rings is taking over ABT Sportsline’s place on the grid. The Allgäu-based team has been successfully present in Formula E since the electric racing series’ inception and in the future will be taking care of the Audi race cars as the fielding team. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will start to the fourth Formula E season in Hong Kong at the beginning of December. Audi driver Lucas di Grassi clinched the FIA Formula E title in the 2016/2017 season.

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  • 06/13/18
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    Lucas di Grassi: “Work hard, party hard”

    The champion is back: On clinching victory in the Formula E race in Zurich, Lucas di Grassi fought back to third place in the championship on Sunday. In an interview, di Grassi shares some of his feelings and expresses his goals in racing and personal highlights. Meanwhile, the battle for the crown in the Formula E teams’ classification remains extremely thrilling. The decision will only be produced in the two final races in New York (July 14/15).
  • 06/10/18
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    Formula E: Historic victory for Audi in front of record turnout in Zurich

    Title defender Lucas di Grassi has given Audi an historic victory in the Formula E electric racing series. In front of a record turnout, the Brazilian won the first E-Prix on Swiss soil.
  • 06/09/18
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    Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Zurich

    For the first time since 1954, an international circuit race is taking place in Switzerland. Consequently, the E-Prix in Zurich has produced a lot of hype this weekend.
  • 06/04/18
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    Formula E: Audi with a lot of tailwind to Zurich

    With six podiums in the last five races Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has returned to the battle for the Formula E teams’ title. In Zurich this coming Sunday (June 10), the team around Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi is aiming to go for another strong performance.
  • 05/23/18
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    Audi and Daniel Abt make Formula E history

    With a perfect race day Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler went down in Formula E history in Berlin on Saturday. First place, second place, pole position plus the fastest race lap made for the maximum of 47 points – a feat no other team has achieved in the 41 races held to date.
  • 05/19/18
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    Audi electrifies Berlin: one-two finish in Formula E home race

    Audi electrified Berlin with a fairytale finish at the Formula E home race. Thanks to pole position, a dominant one-two finish and the fastest race lap, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is the first team to score maximum points on a race day of the electric racing series. 
  • 05/18/18
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    Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Berlin

    Audi is the first German automobile manufacturer to commit as a factory in Formula E and the Berlin E-Prix on Saturday (May 19) the first home race in the electric race series for the brand with the four rings.
  • 05/14/18
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    Formula E, DTM and DFB-Pokal: A weekend of sports superlatives for Audi

    DFB-Pokal Final, Formula E in Berlin and the DTM at the Lausitzring: The Pentecost weekend this year will be one of superlatives for sports enthusiasts and fans of the Audi brand.
  • 04/28/18
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    Audi with electrifying fightbacks in Paris

    In round eight of the Formula E electric racing series in Paris, Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt again electrified the crowd with spectacular fightbacks. After a difficult qualifying, the two Audi drivers made up a total of eleven positions in the race. Di Grassi finished runner-up for the third consecutive time, Abt advanced from 14th on the grid to seventh position.
  • 04/27/18
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    Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Paris

    The French E-Prix began with an evening at Audi City in Paris and an appointment of Lucas di Grassi as a UN ambassador.
  • 04/25/18
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    Audi in Formula E: through the city of love with electric power

    Formula E continues its European tour. On Saturday, April 28, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will stop in Paris. In the race around the Dôme des Invalides, the drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi intend to continue their strong run of results. The futuristic Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo will be part of the program again. Used as a race taxi, it previously thrilled fans and guests in Rome.
  • 04/20/18
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    Daniel Abt’s first stint in new Audi e-tron FE05

    Premiere for Daniel Abt: Under the Spanish sun, the German Audi driver drove the new Audi e-tron FE05 to be fielded in the next Formula E season for the first time. In the two-day test at Calafat, the engineers again gathered important data for the development of the all-electric race car.
  • 04/14/18
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    Successful Formula E premiere for Audi in Rome

    Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt clinched positions two and four for Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in the first Formula E race in Rome and thrilled the spectators in the Italian capital with fightbacks.
  • 04/13/18
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    Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Rome

    An audience with the Pope was the first highlight of Formula E’s premiere in Rome for Audi drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi.
  • 04/09/18
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    Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo: From the PlayStation to the race track

    With the fully electric “Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo” concept car Audi is now turning electric mobility into a tangible experience in a unique way. Originally developed exclusively for virtual races on PlayStation 4, Audi is making the new race car reality in conjunction with Formula E. Starting with the race in Rome on Saturday, April 14, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo will be deployed as a race taxi.
  • 04/06/18
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    Audi to race Rome for the first time with Formula E

    Formula E is arriving in Europe. On Saturday, April 14, the electric racing series will make its debut in the streets of Rome. The German Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team with Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi wants to focus on further success in Italy’s capital city. Most recently, they scored victory in Mexico and a second place in Uruguay.
  • 03/29/18
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    Successful debut of the new Audi e-tron FE05

    With Lucas di Grassi at the wheel, the Audi e-tron FE05 smoothly reeled off its first kilometers of testing at Monteblanco (Spain). The fully electric race car will be fielded in season five of the series that will start at the beginning of December.
  • 03/17/18
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    Champion Lucas di Grassi back on the podium

    Defending Champion Lucas di Grassi took second and in doing so claimed his first podium finish of the season at the sixth round of the electric racing series Formula E in Punta del Este (Uruguay).
  • 03/13/18
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    Following victory in Mexico: Audi travels to Formula E in Uruguay

    On triumphing in Mexico, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler wrote a piece of Formula E history. Daniel Abt was the first German driver to have clinched a victory in this racing series. In the next round at Punta del Este (Uruguay) on Saturday, March 17, the team around Daniel Abt and reigning champion Lucas di Grassi is determined to repeat its success. The race will be the sixth of twelve this season.
  • 03/06/18
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    Formula E: Audi e-tron FE05 ready for first laps

    While the current Formula E season is well underway, the future of the electric racing series has already begun at Audi in Neuburg. The first pre-season test of the new Audi e-tron FE05 for Season 5 (2018/2019) is coming up soon.
  • 03/03/18
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    Daniel Abt takes first Formula E victory for Audi

    Daniel Abt from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler squad is the first German winner in Formula E history. In Mexico City, the 25-year-old produced a faultless race and in doing so simultaneously clinched the first victory for the Audi works team in the electric race series. Team mate Lucas di Grassi completed the big day for Audi with a comeback drive from last on the grid to ninth and the fastest race lap.
  • 02/27/18
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    Formula E: Audi takes up challenge in Mexico

    Following a difficult first third of the season marked by technical issues and racing incidents, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will start to round five of the season in the heart of Mexico City on Saturday (March 3). The two drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, are facing another great challenge here.
  • 02/03/18
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    Double disappointment for Audi in Chile

    The Formula E electric racing series on kicking off its Latin America tour celebrated a spectacular premiere which ended, however, in double disappointment for Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi both retired from the race.
  • 01/13/18
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    Tough day for Audi in Marrakesh

    In round three of the Formula E electric racing series in Marrakesh (Morocco), following a strong beginning, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler only went home with a single point. Daniel Abt, after a drive-through penalty and a full course yellow which came at an unfavorable time, finished the race in 10th position. Title defender Lucas di Grassi had to park his Audi e-tron FE04 in the pits after only seven laps due to a technical problem.
  • 01/08/18
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    Formula E: Audi drivers ready to race in Marrakesh

    Return to winning ways – this is Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s aim for the Formula E round in Marrakesh (Morocco). Following a difficult opener in Hong Kong, the two campaigners, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, are traveling to round three of the electric racing series’ season to be held on the African continent on January 13 with high motivation.
  • 01/03/18
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    Audi and Formula E: chasing seconds in the simulator

    The two Audi drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, will start round 3 of the season in Marrakesh (Morocco) on January 13. Before each race of the electric series in which Audi is involved with a factory commitment for the first time in 2017/2018, the race drivers and engineers go through the entire process of a full race day in the Audi simulator.
  • 12/12/17
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    Audi gives talents an opportunity in Formula E

    A premiere in Formula E: In the racing series’ first rookie test, Nico Müller and Nyck de Vries are going to drive the Audi e-tron FE04 for the first time. The test day is scheduled for January 14, 2018, one day after the next Formula E race in Marrakesh. With the rookie test Formula E and the FIA are giving the registered teams an opportunity to familiarize young drivers with the electric racing series
  • 12/03/17
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    Disappointment for Audi in Formula E opener

    The turbulent Formula E season opener in Hong Kong ended in disappointment for Audi. On Sunday night, Daniel Abt was stripped of the victory he had deservedly clinched on track in the worldwide electric racing series due to an alleged administrative mistake. Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has notified its intent to appeal against the exclusion from the classification.
  • 12/02/17
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    Difficult start of the season for Audi in Formula E

    Daniel Abt took fifth place in race one of the Formula E season opener in Hong Kong. Title defender Lucas di Grassi, following a collision with Sébastien Buemi, remained without points on Saturday.
  • 12/01/17
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    Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Hong Kong

    For Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, racing begins in earnest this weekend when the new Formula E season kicks off in Hong Kong.
  • 11/27/17
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    Electrified: Audi to celebrate Formula E premiere

    For the first time, Audi will be competing in motorsport as a factory team with a fully electric race car this weekend (December 2/3). The two races in Hong Kong form the opening event of the new Formula E season in which Audi is the first German automobile manufacturer to be involved. For Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, Daniel Abt and Champion Lucas di Grassi will be at the wheel of the Audi e-tron FE04.
  • 11/24/17
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    Audi driver di Grassi about the new Formula E season: “Number one is tremendous motivation”

    Preparations have been completed and the race cars of Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler are on their way to Hong Kong where the opening race of the new Formula E season will take place on December 2 and 3. In an interview, the reigning Champion, Lucas di Grassi, talks about his expectations, the new team and its key competitors.
  • 10/19/17
    Sports

    Lucas di Grassi electrifies Rome

    Lucas di Grassi and the Audi e-tron FE04 have electrified Rome: The reigning Formula E Champion on a demo drive together with other teams promoted the electric racing series that will be held in Italy’s capital on April 14, 2018. The track layout for the premiere in Rome promises to deliver a race set in spectacular surroundings.
  • 10/05/17
    Sports

    Audi e-tron FE04 fast and reliable

    The new Audi e-tron FE04 has left a strong impression at the official pre-season testing of the Formula E electric racing series at Valencia (Spain). Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler from Monday to Thursday completed the largest number of test kilometers of all ten teams. The lap times of the first all-electric Audi race car were promising as well.
  • 09/30/17
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    First outing for the new Audi e-tron FE04

    First public outing for the Audi e-tron FE04: Daniel Abt presented the new race car to the fans for the first time during the E-Mobility Play Days at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (Austria). Next stop on the way to the season opener in Hong Kong are the official Formula E test days in Valencia (Spain) that start on Monday.
  • 09/27/17
    Sports

    Emotion instead of emission: Audi heading for the motorsport future in electric power

    Audi presented the Group’s first all-electric race car in Neuburg on Wednesday night. The Audi e-tron FE04 mirrors the company’s transformation from a classic automobile manufacturer to a forward-thinking mobility provider on the race track.
  • 07/30/17
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    Audi driver Lucas di Grassi is Formula E Champion

    Audi driver Lucas di Grassi is the new champion of the worldwide Formula E electric racing series. After taking the lead of the standings with a lights-to-flag victory in the first of the two final races in Montreal (Canada), the Brazilian from Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport wrapped up the title on taking seventh place on Sunday.
  • 07/29/17
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    Victory and lead for Audi driver di Grassi before finale

    With a brilliant day Audi driver Lucas di Grassi achieved a good starting base in the first of two races of the Formula E season finale in Montreal (Canada), converting a ten-point deficit into a six-point advantage. As the leader of the standings, he will now be able to win the championship on Sunday on his own power. His teammate Daniel Abt thrilled the crowd with a strong comeback drive.
  • 07/16/17
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    Formula E in New York: Audi driver di Grassi makes up ground

    Audi driver Lucas di Grassi scored 22 points in both races during the Formula E premiere in New York. After two difficult qualifying sessions, the Brazilian fought back to take fourth and fifth place with some spectacular overtaking maneuvers. Team mate Daniel Abt was slowed by technical defects.
  • 07/07/17
    Sports

    Audi to be first German manufacturer in Formula E

    Audi will be the first German automobile manufacturer to race in Formula E. The brand with the four rings is taking over ABT Sportsline’s place on the grid. The Allgäu-based team has been successfully present in Formula E since the electric racing series’ inception and in the future will be taking care of the Audi race cars as the fielding team. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will start to the fourth Formula E season in Hong Kong at the beginning of December.
  • 06/11/17
    Sports

    Successful Formula E home race for Audi in Berlin

    One pole position, two podiums and 56 points in total: Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport inspired the fans with its strong outing at the home Formula E race on the former airport in Berlin-Tempelhof.
  • 05/21/17
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    Bungled Saturday at Formula E race in Paris

    Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport remains without fortune and, consequently, without points in race six of the Formula E season in Paris. Lucas di Grassi is able to maintain his second place in the drivers’ standings but, following Sébastien Buemi’s fifth victory this season, loses ground. Daniel Abt starts coasting behind the safety car shortly before the end of the race with a technical defect, consequently missing a points-finish.
  • 05/14/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Lucas di Grassi keeps crowd in suspense

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi has clinched another podium result in the Formula E electric racing series on the shortened Formula 1 circuit in Monaco, his adopted country, and in round five of the season kept the crowd in suspense up until the end.
  • 04/02/17
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    Spectacular victory for Audi driver di Grassi in Mexico City

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi reduces his deficit to championship leader Sébastien Buemi to five points following his first victory of the season in the fourth race of the Formula E season in Mexico City (Mexico). Team mate Daniel Abt scored points again after finishing seventh.
  • 02/19/17
    Sports

    Podium for Audi driver di Grassi in Buenos Aires

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi on clinching third place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) maintained his second place in the Formula E standings. His teammate Daniel Abt in race three of the fully electric racing series shone with a comeback drive from grid position 16 to seventh place.
  • 01/08/17
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    Lucas di Grassi: “A new era has started successfully”

    The ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E team started virtually into the New Year: Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt gathered new experiences during the 1,000,000 Dollar Vegas eRace on race simulators. While Abt claimed ninth place in the 30 driver field, di Grassi was unable to start the main race due to a technical defect. Nevertheless, the Brazilian gives a positive verdict in the interview and looks ahead to a return to the real race tracks.
  • 10/06/16
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    ​Formula E under the banner of the Four Rings for the first time

    While the Audi DTM team is preparing for a thrilling finale at the Hockenheimring, the new Formula E season begins on Sunday, October 9. The electric race cars of Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport will compete in the Chinese metropolis of Hong Kong, under the banner of the Four Rings for the first time.
  • 09/02/16
    Sports

    Audi to become involved in Formula E

    Audi is going to intensify its future commitment in the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. Starting in the 2016/2017 season that opens in Hong Kong on October 9, Audi will increase its involvement in Formula E Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. In addition, it is planned to incorporate Formula E into a factory-backed motorsport program as of the 2017/2018 season.

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