Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler competes with a powerful lineup in Formula E. The new team principal and, as such, the face of the squad, is Allan McNish, who can rely on sterling forces.
Allan McNish already accompanied and supported the team at Formula E’s race tracks throughout the third season. Now the former Formula 1 campaigner, long-standing Audi factory driver and three-time Le Mans winner has officially assumed the role of team principal. The Scot, who lives in Monaco with his wife, Kelly, and their two children, is going to lead the team and represent it to the outside world.
The Head of Audi Motorsport is Dieter Gass, who has been at the helm of the brand with the four rings’ activity in racing since 1 January 2017.
Hand in hand with Allan McNish, Thomas Biermaier will be responsible for the Formula E commitment. ABT Sportsline’s sporting director is responsible for the company’s entire motorsport programme at the company’s Kempten headquarters including the commitments in the DTM and in GT racing. Biermaier led the Formula E team the first three years.
As in the 2016/2017 season, Tristan Summerscale is the project manager of the Formula E programme at Audi.
As in the years before, Franco Chiocchetti will serve as head of track operation and at the same time as race engineer of the champion, Lucas di Grassi, whereas di Grassis’s teammate, Daniel Abt, will have a new partner in the pit lane, Daniel Grunwald. Grunwald is currently the engineer for Nico Müller in the DTM as well.