Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler secured the title in the teams’ classification with impressive comeback drives in the season finale.
Formel E New York, Race 1
Formel E New York, Race 2

Heart-stopping final in New York: the title decision for the teams’ classification was open and hard-fought all the way to the final lap, with a mere two points finally making the difference: In Sunday’s race, Lucas di Grassi crossed the finish line in second place just ahead of teammate Daniel Abt after 43 laps around the street circuit in Brooklyn, with its view of downtown Manhattan.

In the first race on Saturday, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler laid the foundation for the success with a doube victory: Lucas di Grassi won the race after a strong catching-up race from eleventh place on the grid ahead of Daniel Abt. 

On Sunday, the Brazilian grabbed the championship runner-up spot with his seventh consecutive podium result. In the first four races of the season, di Grassi didn’t finish in the points once. From the sixth race onwards, he stood on the podium after every race. “It still turned out to be an exceptional season for me and also our team. We never give up and winning the teams’ title after such an incredible comeback is the best proof of this,” explained the Brazilian.

Teammate, Daniel Abt, finished third and scored 15 points as well as an extra point for setting the fastest race lap, making a valuable contribution to the sensational victory in the teams’ classification in the final race. It was the fourth for the 25-year old, he is thus the driver with the most fastest race laps this season: “We had a big goal and we achieved it. What a comeback – I’m happy and delighted for the entire team.” Abt finished fifth in the drivers’ classification. 

Team Principal Allan McNish said: “Yes, we were biting our nails all the way to the last corner and the final second of the race, but now it’s reality: Teams’ Champions! I'll now give Lucas and Daniel a big hug. This season was up and down, and they always did their best. Also, today when a push came to a shove, they delivered the goods. A big thank you also goes to our base camp in Germany. Great job.”

The race in numbers


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Formula E New York