FORMULA E: AUDI e-tron FE05 SHINES IN RECORD HEAT

In the hottest ever Formula E race, title defender Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler claimed its first podium of the season in Santiago de Chile. Sam Bird from the Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing pocketed the first victory of the Audi e-tron FE05.

Santiago E-Prix 2019 – Vlog

Santiago E-Prix 2019 – Vlog

BATTLE IN THE HEAT

Taking up the race from the third grid spot, Daniel Abt secured third place in scorching temperatures of up to 37 degrees Celsius in the shade at the wheel of his Audi e-tron FE05, and thus the first podium for the title defenders Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season. Abt also earned the extra point for the fastest race lap. “That was an incredibly tough race,” said Abt. “It was extremely hot out there. But sometimes you just have to stay cool, and that’s what we did today.

CATCHING UP

CATCHING UP

In the Super Pole qualifying, Lucas di Grassi managed to drive “the best lap” of his Formula E career. With an impressive margin of 0.526 seconds, the Brazilian distanced himself from the rest of the field. Due to a rule infraction during the in-lap of the previous group qualifying, Lucas di Grassi was relegated from pole position to start from the back of the grid. In the race, the Brazilian fought his way up the field from twenty-second position on the grid into ninth place, only to receive a time penalty as a result of a collision, which threw him back to twelfth.

“PROUD OF DANIEL”

“Today we saw many drivers making mistakes in very tough conditions,” said Allan McNish, Team Principal of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. “I’m very proud of Daniel. After a strong qualifying performance under difficult conditions, he drove a clean race from start to finish and brought home the first podium result of the season for our team. A superb job!”

BEST STEAK IN SANTIAGO

BEST STEAK IN SANTIAGO

Things got even hotter before race day in the kitchen of Los Buenos Muchachos: At the famous steakhouse, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi learned the secrets of preparing a perfect steak. Previously, they had selected the ideal meat together with chef Francesco Montenegro at the market of Santiago.

FORMULA E SANTIAGO, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

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Standings

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