Audi e-tron FE05 on the racetrack

03/10/2019 Reading Time: 1 min

FORMULA E: TROPHY AT ANNIVERSARY

The 50th race of Formula E and another podium finish for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: Keeping a cool head, Lucas di Grassi finished the turbulent E-Prix in Hong Kong as the runner-up. His teammate, Daniel Abt, fought back from twelfth on the grid to fourth position. In total, all four Audi e-tron FE05 cars finished in the top six.

NERVES OF STEEL

Lucas di Grassi once again showed nerves of steel, already shining with a strong performance in qualifying. The Audi driver, in the worst of conditions with plenty of aquaplaning, was the only one in the first qualifying group to make it into the Super Pole shootout of the top six. After starting the race from fifth on the grid, di Grassi initially lost two positions. However, thanks to a spirited drive, the Brazilian still moved forward to second. As a result, he improved to third position overall in the drivers’ classification.

Lucas di Grassi on the podium

“WITH OUR HEADS”

“Today we had to drive with our heads,” said Lucas di Grassi. “In conditions like these, you can only overtake by forcing the issue and risking a DNF or penalty. I kept cool and was rewarded for it. This is my 29th podium in Formula E. But that’s not the only thing I’m proud of. The way this racing series has developed is simply fantastic. For me, it’s the best one at the moment.”

 

Audi e-tron FE05 on the racetrack

ABT’S CHARGE

Daniel Abt, also showed a strong performance. The German was struggling with the difficult conditions in the third qualifying group. From twelfth on the grid, the Audi driver improved by two positions on the first lap and subsequently made up one position after another. “The beginning was totally crazy,” said Abt. “Things were hectic and it was important to stay clear of all the frenzy. In the end, we made up eight positions. I’m very happy, because we also showed a strong performance as a team and scored valuable points.”

Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt in Hong Kong

LOOKING BACK ON 50 RACES

Formula E celebrated its 50th race in Hong Kong. In this interview, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi are looking back on some very special moments that they shared together.

FORMULA E HONG KONG, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

Race

1 page, EN

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Standings

2 pages

PDF

200.6 KB

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Daniel Abt getting off bus

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