FORMEL E: DOUBLE PODIUM FOR AUDI E-TRON FE05

Courtesy of customer team Envision Virgin Racing, Audi became the first manufacturer to achieve a double podium with the new generation of Formula E race cars. In the second round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Marrakesh, all four Audi e-tron FE05 cars finished in the points. In addition to positions two, three, seven and ten, the extra points for pole position and the fastest race lap also went to the Audi e-tron FE05.

PHOTO FINISH

Following the difficult season opener in Saudi Arabia in December, the new Audi e-tron FE05 with its technology, jointly developed by Audi and technology partner Schaeffler, left a strong impression in North Africa. In a race that was gripping up until the final moment, Jerome d’Ambrosio clinched victory in a one-lap sprint following a late safety car period. In a photo finish, the first seven cars saw the chequered flag within 1.633 seconds – some of them side by side.

THE WAY TO THE FRONT

THE WAY TO THE FRONT

Following qualifying that did not go perfectly, Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt delivered sensational starts. Di Grassi made up five positions on the first lap, Abt even seven. After just a few laps, the two drivers from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team, having started from eleventh and sixteenth on the grid, had closed the gap to the front runners. After an eventful race, they finished in seventh and tenth positions.

“THRILLING RACE”

“We again saw a very thrilling Formula E race with an altogether good result for Audi,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “Our two customer cars from Envision Virgin Racing with Robin Frijns and Sam Bird finished in second and third positions. Our factory cars with Lucas and Daniel, after good starts, were struggling somewhat in the end. We need to understand why they lost pace during the race.”

RACING IN THE MARKET

RACING IN THE MARKET

A film shoot took Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi to Jamaâ El Fna, the famous market place in the heart of Marrakesh. The task to be mastered by the two Audi drivers: buying a hat, a basket and shoes in the traditional souk for 500 dirhams, but spending as little as possible on their purchases. The challenge was won by Daniel Abt, who afterwards proudly delivered his shopping to Team Principal Allan McNish.

FORMULA E MARRAKESH, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

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