06/20/2021 Reading Time: 1 min

Formula E: 1-2 victory in Mexico

With a popular 1-2 victory on Saturday and valuable points on Sunday, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is back in the Formula E title fight in Puebla, Mexico. Before the races in New York, where Audi celebrated the teams’ title three years ago, René Rast and the squad are each in fourth place in the championship.

Lucas di Grassi and René Rast celebrate the victory

Audi triumphs in the first race

Starting from eighth and ninth on the grid, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler was the first team to date to achieve a third 1-2 victory in Formula E in Puebla on Saturday: In a spectacular race, Lucas di Grassi claimed his 13th victory in total, while René Rast made the triumph perfect with second place. These 44 points, including Rast who also set the fastest race lap, marked the biggest points haul by a single team in this current season to date.

 

With brave overtaking manoeuvres, perfect energy management once again and an optimum strategy for the attack mode usage, the German-Brazilian duo had fought its way forward to second and third place. At the finish, di Grassi and Rast benefited from Pascal Wehrlein’s disqualification, who had crossed the finish line in first place.

Lucas di Grassi and the Audi e-tron FE07

“Our Audi e-tron FE07 is a real winner”

“This victory feels very special,” said Lucas di Grassi after his first win of the season. “We finally proved that our Audi e-tron FE07 is a real winner. The fact that I can celebrate together with René in second place and the whole team makes it even nicer. Now we’re back in the title fight and will give everything to keep it exciting until the very last race.”

Rast with a clever strategy

On Sunday, Formula E then once again proved how unpredictable the championship can be: Lucas di Grassi only started from 13th on the grid after a difficult qualifying session and René Rast even had to start the race from last position after making a mistake on his fast lap. With a cool head in the heat of Mexico and clever energy management, the German fought his way forward one place at a time. A deserved reward after 45 minutes: one point for tenth place and another for the fastest race lap. Teammate di Grassi also made up a few positions and was on his way to scoring points, but then only finished the race in 18th place after numerous fierce battles and a drive-through penalty.

Audi e-tron FE07 on the racetrack

Fourth in the standings

After nine of 15 races this season, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is fourth in the teams’ standings and just 14 points behind the leaders. René Rast has also jumped to fourth place in the drivers’ standings and is also within striking distance of the leader.

Formula E Puebla: Results documents to download

Race 1

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Race 2

1 page, EN

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Audi e-tron FE07 on the racetrack
Audi e-tron FE07 on the racetrack
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