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René Rast joins Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler for the final six races of the sixth Formula E season. He adds his Formula E seat with Audi Sport to his long list of experience with the brand with the four rings – from GT racing and Le Mans to his two DTM drivers’ titles.

Lucas di Grassi in der Boxengasse

René Rast joined Audi Sport in 2009 and enjoyed much success in GT racing with the Audi R8 LMS and impressed at Le Mans behind the wheel of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, before the German ace moved to DTM. After being called in for three DTM races in 2016, his first full rookie DTM season followed in 2017, which saw him winning the drivers’ title. Runner-up in the DTM in 2018 and crowned champion once more in 2019. His success is attributed to his speed on track and his ability to focus on all of the aspects relating to technical analysis and reproducing these to maximum effect on track. His limited Formula E experience before joining Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler includes one race in 2016, the Berlin E-Prix held downtown in the German capital.


René Rast in the garage


Date of birth: October 26, 1986
Place of birth: Minden (Germany)
Place of residence: Bregenz (Austria)
Marital status: single, one son
Height/Weight: 1.79 m/64 kg

Career highlights:

1st place Porsche Carrera Cup 2008, 2012
1st place Porsche Supercup 2010 to 2012
1st place 24h Nürburgring 2014
1st place 24h Spa 2012, 2014
1st place ADAC GT Masters 2014
1st place DTM 2017
2nd place DTM 2018
1st place DTM 2019



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Lucas di Grassi in der Box


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