LGT is supporting the international motorsport series for electric cars, the FIA Formula E championship, by sponsoring the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team.
Formula E is setting new standards in motorsport. In only a short span of time, it has succeeded in establishing itself as an attractive racing series that captivates millions of spectators around the world. As the first class of auto racing for electric cars, it stands for innovative sustainable technologies.
As a sponsor of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team, we are proud to be part of this pioneering project. Long-term, progressive and sustainable thinking and actions have long been an important part of our corporate culture. Our commitment to the Formula E enables us to make a contribution to propelling e-mobility and its further development forward.
When pioneers come together, something very special can emerge – like in Formula E. Companies believed in an idea, took risks and together turned an inspired project into a success.
Mar 2, 2020
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi also collected valuable points in the fifth round of the Formula E season. With a hard-fought 7th place in Marrakesh (Morocco), the Brazilian maintained 5th place in the drivers' championship of the electric racing series.
Feb 18, 2020
After three consecutive victories, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler had to settle for 6th place for Lucas di Grassi in the 2020 Formula E race in Mexico City. Teammate Daniel Abt was able to start the race after a massive accident in practice, thanks to a huge team effot.
Feb 11, 2020
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has been more successful in Mexico so far than any other Formula E team, so it would be the perfect venue for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi to score their first victory in Season 6 next Saturday (February 15). The two race drivers can rely on support from the local fans.
Jan 20, 2020
Formula E started 2020 with a spectacular race in Santiago de Chile. Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team thrilled the South American fans with a forward charge from 22nd place on the grid to seventh place.
Nov 25, 2019
Just one day after the difficult beginning to the season, Lucas di Grassi and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler impressively came back: The Brazilian celebrated second position in Diriyah and thus the team’s 41st podium success in the 60th Formula E race. Daniel Abt also scored valuable points with a strong fightback.
Nov 18, 2019
The new Formula E season kicks off with a double-header: On Friday and Saturday, the all-electric series will hold the first two in a total of 14 races this season on the outskirts of Riyadh. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team are the most successful pairing in the field and will be embarking on the world tour of five continents with their Audi e-tron FE06 as the challenger.
Nov 7, 2019
The season will soon begin in earnest: About two weeks before the first race of the new Formula E season, a total of ten containers and boxes from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team have left Germany on their way to Saudi Arabia, where the first two races will be held on November 22 and 23.
Oct 16, 2019
At Valencia, the new Audi e-tron FE06 is meeting with its competitors for the first time this week: until Friday, all twelve teams will continue the joint test, before the new season kicks off in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on November 22 and 23.
Sep 12, 2019
Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will begin the next Formula E season that kicks off in November sporting a spectacular new look. The Audi e-tron FE06 race car, which will be unveiled publicly for the first time at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next week, presents new colors and evolutionary technology.
Jul 15, 2019
Audi made the Formula E decider gripping until the last lap. At the New York finale, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team claimed the runners-up honors in the electric racing series. Audi driver Lucas di Grassi concluded the 2018/2019 season in third place of the drivers’ championship.
|Ad Diriyya, SAU||22. November 2019||Paris, FRA||postponed|
|Ad Diriyya, SAU||23. November 2019||Seoul, KOR||postponed|
|Santiago, CHL||18. January 2020||Jakarta, IDN||postponed|
|Mexiko City, MEX||15. February 2020||Berlin, GER||21. June 2020|
|Marrakesch, MAR||29. February 2020||New York, USA||11. July 2020|
|Sanya, CHN||postponed||London, GBR||25. July 2020|
|Rom, ITA||postponed||London, GBR||26. July 2020|
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|1. Antonio Felix da Costa|
|2. Maximilian Günther|
|3. Jean-Eric Vergne|
after the last race
|1. Antonio Felix da Costa|
|2. Mitch Evans|
|3. Alexander Sims|
after the last race
|1. DS Techeetah|
|2. BMW I Andretti Motorsport|
|3. Panasonic Jaguar Racing|
From the outset, the ABT Formula E team and its two drivers Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt have succeeded in remaining at the forefront in the battle for the top spots. After taking third and second place in the overall rankings in seasons one and two, Lucas di Grassi made it to the very top of the podium in 2017. With three pole positions and seven podium finishes, he succeeded in clinching the overall victory. “Today is the best day of my career”, said Lucas di Grassi after the last race. “I believed in Formula E from day one because the world is changing, which means that motorsport is also changing. We’ve had three fantastic years filled with a lot of emotions and unforgettable moments. But today’s victory is the absolute highlight and the reward for our unbelievable team and competitive spirit. I am proud to be the Formula E champion.”
In the fourth season, German automobile manufacturer Audi will be assuming ABT Sportsline’s spot on the Formula E starting grid. ABT will be responsible for the Audi race cars as the fielding team. “We are proud to have helped write a piece of motorsport history as one of the founding members”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO ABT Sportsline. “Because Formula E has grown so rapidly in only a few years, it is no longer possible for a team to be competitive without the support of an automobile manufacturer. That’s why we are happy to now hand over the command to Audi – a partner with whom we have been collaborating successfully in motorsports and in day-to-day operations for many decades. I am certain that we will carry this success story forward in the Formula E.”
|Date of birth||11 August 1984|
|Place of birth||São Paulo (BR)|
|Place of residence||Monaco (MC)|
|Height/Weight||1.79 m / 75 kg|
|2017||Formula E champion|
|2016||2nd place FIA Formula E|
|2015||4th place 24 Hours of Le Mans
3rd place FIA Formula E
|2014||2nd place 24 hours of Le Mans
4th place WEC
|2013||3rd place 24 Hours of Le Mans|
|2009||3rd place GP2 Series
Formula 1 reserve driver
|2008||3rd place GP2 Series
Formula 1 reserve driver
|2007||2nd place GP2 Series
Formula 1 test driver
|2006||Formula 1 test driver|
|2005||1st place GP Macau|
|Date of birth||3 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Kempten (DE)|
|Place of residence||Kempten (DE)|
|Height/Weight||1.79 m / 70 kg|
|2017||8th place FIA Formula E|
|2016||7th place FIA Formula E|
|2015||1st place 24 Hours of Le Mans (class)
11th place FIA Formula E
|2012||2nd place GP3 Series|
|2011||4th place FIA Formula 3 International Trophy
7th place Formula 3 Euro Series
|2010||2nd place ATS Formula 3 Cup|
|2009||1st place ADAC Formula Masters|
|2008||8th place ADAC Formula Masters|
|2007||2nd place ADAC Kart Championship|
Audi’s factory-backed commitment to the Formula E will support the company in its transformation to a forward-looking mobility provider. Head of Audi Motor Sport, Dieter Gass: “Formula E is a great platform for showcasing electromobility and motorsports in their most emotional form. I am very pleased that we are bringing our first fully electric race car, the Audi e-tron FE04, to the starting line.”
During the first Formula E season in 2014, all teams started with the same cars. Since then, however, the teams have been authorized to fully modify their power trains. All the other components remain the same for all teams. Audi e-tron FE04, a true single-seater race car, is the name of the car that Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will be racing in the fourth season. Its core element is the combination of the motor and transmission, which was developed by Audi together with its technology partner Schaeffler. The Audi e-tron FE04’s power is supplied by a battery weighing 200 kilograms, developed by Williams Advanced Engineering. All of the cars have the identical battery. The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 34 kWh, of which 28 kWh may be used. It is located between the driver’s seat and the powerstrain.
The cars accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in approximately three seconds. Their maximum speed is 225 km/h. 200 kW are available during the practice sessions and qualifyings, while 180 kW are available during the race. The noise level during races is around 80 decibels, which corresponds approximately to the volume of a truck driving by at a distance of 7.5 meters.
Length: 5000 mm, width: 1800 mm, height: 1250 mm, weight: minimum 880 kg including driver
Over the last two years, Formula E has developed into an attractive international racing series, and its fan base is growing continuously. The staging of the races, which take place in the hearts of major cities around the world, has its own very special appeal – no other racing series offers spectators such an up-close look at the world of motorsport. Normally, spectators have to travel to circuits far outside city limits to attend traditional motorsport races. Formula E, on the other hand, brings the sport to the cities and to the people.
Electromobility, particularly in big cities, is becoming an increasingly important issue. “We will be seeing changes in mobility in the future. We expect that after 2020, we will witness a significant rise in the number of fully electric-powered vehicles,” says Prof. Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Schaeffler. “Particularly in cities, electromobility will become the norm.”
The knowledge that mechanics, developers and engineers accumulate as a result of the Formula E is enormously valuable for the further development of electrotechnology. The Formula E helps to better understand the technology and set new benchmarks in the development of innovative sustainable technologies. “We are the first German automobile manufacturer to be actively involved in this racing series”, says Peter Mertens, Member of the Board of Management, Technical Development, Audi AG. “This is also a clear commitment of our brand to electric mobility: on the race track as of December and next year on the road as well with the new Audi e-tron.”