FORMULA E: DANIEL ABT ALSO SCORES POINTS IN CHINA

Audi driver Daniel Abt also scored points in the sixth E-Prix of the season. As a result of his fifth place in Sanya, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler made up further ground in the teams’ classification of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Before the European season of Formula E starts in Rome on April 13, the title defenders are only one point behind the front runners.

HEAT BATTLE

In conditions of high temperatures and extreme humidity, the final stage of the first E-Prix, held in the tourist resort on the Southern Chinese Hainan Island, was particularly action-packed. From fourth on the grid, Daniel Abt was in contention for a podium finish in the group of front runners before the safety car was deployed and the race was red-flagged.

“CRUCIAL TO SCORE POINTS”

“CRUCIAL TO SCORE POINTS”

“The safety car destroyed the advantage we had achieved at the beginning of the race,” says Abt. “We had good energy management and were in a strong position before the crazy things happened on the track. That’s why I’m not one hundred percent happy. But in Formula E, it’s crucial to score points regularly. I’ve managed that so far in all six races.”

 

LAST-MINUTE CRASH

Teammate, Lucas di Grassi, fought back from sixth on the grid in his Audi e-tron FE05 and was directly behind Abt when he was yanked out of the race by a collision caused by Sébastien Buemi on the penultimate lap. “That was extremely frustrating, because today we could have taken the championship lead,” says the Brazilian. “Up until that point, it was a great race.”

ACTION ON THE WATER

ACTION ON THE WATER

Ahead of the race, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, in their own words, enjoyed “one of the best PR days” in their Formula E careers: The two Audi drivers had a great time riding flyboards on the South China Sea during a film shoot.

FORMULA E SANYA, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

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