01/18/2020 Reading Time: 1 min

FORMULA E: AUDI THRILLS WITH COMEBACK DRIVE

Formula E started 2020 with a spectacular race in Santiago de Chile. Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team thrilled the South American fans with a forward charge from 22nd place on the grid to seventh place. 

Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack

SPECTACULAR COMEBACK DRIVE OF LUCAS DI GRASSI

Thrilling duels, plenty of overtaking maneuvers, collisions and suspense right up to the last lap: The E-Prix at Parque O'Higgins in the Chilean capital delivered a typical Formula E race that swept the spectators off their seats. “It was absolutely fantastic,” said Lucas di Grassi. “I'm completely exhausted, but overjoyed to have moved up to seventh place from the second last row of the grid. I’m very proud of the entire team and Audi.”

Allan McNish in the garage

“TOUGH WEEKEND, IMPORTANT POINTS”

“Today it was a real street fight,” said Team Principal Allan McNish. “After a difficult qualifying session, we all knew that it was going to be a tough race for us. But, once again the team fought its way back. The fact that Lucas was able to move up to seventh was impressive. It’s a pity that Daniel was penalized for one of the many incidents that occurred today. It was a tough race weekend for us, but we’re taking important points with us from Santiago and are already looking forward to the next race in Mexico.”

Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack

BAD LUCK FOR DANIEL ABT

Lucas’ teammate Daniel Abt had to cope with traffic in qualifying. The German worked his way forward from 13th on the grid to eighth in the race. A 30-second time penalty subsequently imposed on him for causing a collision dropped him back to 14th.

 

Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt

RACE DRIVERS ON DIAMOND HUNT

Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi got themselves into the mood for race day in Santiago with a trip into a virtual fantasy world. The two racing drivers visited a virtual reality center that is unique in South America. They had to look for diamonds in a castle. The German-Brazilian duo once again demonstrated perfect teamwork and overcame all of the obstacles in the 4D world at top speed.

FORMULA E SANTIAGO DE CHILE, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

Race

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Standings

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Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack
Audi e-tron FE06 on the grid
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