Audi became the first German automobile manufacturer to race in Formula E. The brand with the four rings took ABT Sportsline’s slot on the 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 are taking care of the e-tron race cars as the fielding team. Competing for Audi in the 2018/2019 season will again be youngster Daniel Abt (Germany) and the 2016/2017 drivers’ champion, Lucas di Grassi (Brazil).
Together with official technology partner Schaeffler, Audi developed the powertrain that was fielded in the Audi e-tron FE04 in the 2017/2018 season.
“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.
In the upcoming fifth season, the second-generation Formula E car will be used for the first time. The new Audi e-tron FE05 will be on track in search of more success, race wins and titles. New and returning venues are also on the thirteen-race calendar: Saudi Arabia will host an E-Prix for the first time, a new venue in Sanya on China’s Hainan Island and a return to the famous streets of Monaco.
15/12 Riyadh (KSA)
12/01 Marrakesh (MA)
16/02 Mexico City (MEX)
10/03 Hong Kong (HK)
23/03 Sanya (CN)
13/04 Rome (I)
27/04 Paris (F)
11/05 Monaco (MC)
25/05 Berlin (D)
09/06 Zurich (CH)
13–14/07 New York (USA), 2 races