Winner Daniel Abt was excluded after the race on Sunday. Lucas di Grassi without points in season opener.
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Audi will not appeal 

The turbulent Formula E season opener 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 a mismatch between part numbers in the technical passport of the car.

 

“We took the time to carefully review all documents and processes,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “We gained no advantage as a result of the administrative error and all parts fully complied to homologation and the technical regulations at all times. Still, we accept the decision of the FIA and fully back the technical passport regulations. Our team made a small mistake with big consequences that we own up to, unfortunately that deprived Daniel of his very deserved victory of which we can only apologize for. I am sure we will see him on the podium again soon.”

Di Grassi without points

In race one on Saturday, Daniel Abt had taken fifth place following a fightback. Title defender Lucas di Grassi remained without points on both days – following a damaged suspension on Saturday and due to a battery issue on Sunday.

 

“That we had a strong race performance on both days is a positive,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “But it goes without saying that we had a somewhat different idea of Sunday night.”

The race in numbers

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