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Triple DTM champion

René Rast was part of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler for the seventh Formula E season, the final one for the team and the first as an official FIA world championship. In his first full-season, after impressing in Berlin in 2020, he added 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 three 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 in 2019 and 2020. 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. In 2020, Rast raced the Audi e-tron FE06 for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in the final six Formula E races in Berlin and impressed greatly by scoring points three times and finishing on the podium in the penultimate race of the season. In 2021 he competed the whole season for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and clinched another podium.

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
1st place DTM 2020



Audi e-tron FE05 auf der Rennstrecke
Lucas di Grassi gibt Interviews
Lucas di Grassi in der Box


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