Audi is the first German automobile manufacturer to race in Formula E. The brand with the four rings is taking ABT Sportsline’s slot on the FE grid in the 2017/2018 season. The Allgäu-based team has been successfully present in Formula E ever since the inception of the electric racing series and in the future will be taking care of the e-tron race cars as the fielding team. Competing for Audi will be youngster Daniel Abt (Germany) and title defender Lucas di Grassi (Brazil).
Together with official technology partner Schaeffler Audi has developed a new powertrain that will be fielded in the Audi e-tron FE04 in the 2017/2018 season.
The fourth Formula E season kicks off in Hong Kong on December 2 and will subsequently take the campaign to South and North America, Africa as well as to the European metropolises of Berlin, Paris, Rome and Zurich, among others. “Formula E delivers spectacular motorsport in the hearts of fascinating cities and is a tremendous stage to present electric mobility and motorsport in their most emotive forms,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “We experienced an extremely exciting 2016/2017 season in which Lucas di Grassi clinched the title. I’m happy that now everything has been put on track for a successful future and that in the Audi e-tron FE04 we’re putting our first fully electric race car on the grid.”
02–03/12 Hong Kong (HK), 2 races
13/01 Marrakesh (MA)
03/02 Santiago de Chile (RCH)
03/03 Mexico City (MEX)
17/03 São Paulo (BR)
14/04 Rome (I)
28/04 Paris (F)
19/05 Berlin (D)
10/06 Zurich (CH)
14–15/07 New York (USA), 2 races
28–29/07 Montreal (CDN), 2 races
Racing with the number “1”
Successful team: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler competes in the 2017/2018 Formula season with the number “1” on the nose of reigning champion Lucas di Grassi’s Audi e-tron FE04. For the 2016/2017 season, Audi intensified the partnership in the form of financial and technical support. Now, on taking over ABT Sportsline’s entry slot, the final step has been made toward a full-fledged factory-backed commitment – under the team name of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.