Lucas di Grassi in the Audi e-tron FE05

07/13/2019 Reading Time: 1 min

FORMULA E: RUNNER-UP TITLE AND VICTORY IN THE FINALE

Audi made the Formula E decider gripping until the last lap. At the New York finale, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler claimed the runners-up honors. Audi driver Lucas di Grassi concluded the season in third place of the drivers’ championship. The last race was won by Robin Frijns in the Audi e-tron FE05 fielded by the customer team Envision Virgin Racing.

Lucas di Grassi in the Audi e-tron FE05

EXCITING SEASON

The first season with the new Gen2 racing cars was packed with suspense, drama and variety. From the thirteen races contested on five continents, there were nine different winners from eight teams. Ten different drivers started from pole position. In the lead-up to the final event in New York, four drivers and three teams were within striking distance of claiming the titles. Notching up five wins, the Audi e-tron FE05 is the most successful Formula E racing car of the season. Ten podiums, one pole position and eight additional points for the fastest race lap were achieved by the e-tron FE05.

Allan McNish

STRONG FINAL SPRINT

As in last year’s final sprint, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team very nearly succeeded in claiming the team’s title at the final race weekend. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi made up twenty-four points to DS Techeetah at the two races in New York. Ultimately, only nineteen points were missing for a successful title defense.

“FOUGHT TO THE END”

“The entire team fought to the end and gave their utmost,” said team principal Allan McNish. “It was incredibly close. Like last year, we took a lot of points away from DS Techeetah at the finale, but this time it wasn't enough to win the teams’ title. Still, I'm proud of the team. They put so much hard work, energy and determination into this season. We’ll carry this determination into the sixth season. We’re already looking forward to the first race in November.”

TO WORK ON THE E-FOIL

TO WORK ON THE E-FOIL

Lucas di Grassi took an unusual route to the racetrack in Brooklyn: the Brazilian crossed the Upper New York Bay on an e-Foil. In keeping with the occasion, the Audi driver wore his racing overalls. The result: spectacular photos set to the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. “That was cool,” said di Grassi. “But I wouldn’t recommend swimming in overalls; it absorbs the water quickly and gets really heavy.”

Power consumption combined *: 24.6-23.7 kWh/100km (NEFZ); 26.4-22.9 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂-emissions combined *: 0 g/km

Power consumption combined *: 24.6-23.7 kWh/100km (NEFZ); 26.4-22.9 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂-emissions combined *: 0 g/km

FORMULA E NEW YORK, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

Race 1

1 page, EN

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Race 2

1 page

PDF

106.0 KB

Standings

2 pages, EN

PDF

182.0 KB

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Daniel Abt in the Audi e-tron FE05
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