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LGT's involvement in
Formula E

LGT is supporting the first international motorsport series for electrically powered race cars, the FIA Formula E championship, by sponsoring the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team.

FIA Formula E - LGT for electromobility and innovation

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 ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 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. Tradition, stability and entrepreneurship, the values that characterize family-owned companies, are another element that connects us with the ABT formula e team.

Formula E news

Daniel Abt – one of the secret stars of the second ePrix in Paris

May 22, 2017

A Paris ePrix to forget

At the ePrix in the heart of Paris ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport experienced a day to forget. Having most recently clinched three podium positions in a row, the team, for the first time since May 2015, scored no points on a Formula E race day. In just three weeks’ time the squad’s home rounds will be held in Berlin, giving the team the chance to quickly make up for today.

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Lucas di Grassi on podium again in Monaco

May 15, 2017

Lucas di Grassi on podium again in Monaco

On clinching his 17th podium position in the 26th race, Lucas di Grassi has ensured that the title race in Formula E remains thrilling. In Monaco, in front of sold-out grandstands, the Brazilian celebrated second place. Daniel Abt, in position seven, completed the good team result for ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. Next Saturday (20 May) the electric racing series will visit Paris.

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Apr 3, 2017

Lucas di Grassi triumphs in Mexico

Lucas di Grassi scooped his fifth victory in a dramatic race and in doing so moved himself back into title contention. Thanks to an extremely risky strategy and one in his own words "best races" of his Formula E career, the Brazilian ultimately celebrated as victor in front of the enthusiastic fans. Team mate Daniel Abt also produced an impressive fightback to finish seventh.

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Feb 21, 2017

Lucas celebrates pole and podium in Buenos Aires

Third place by Lucas di Grassi and a strong comeback drive by Daniel Abt to seventh place: Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport managed a successful start to the 2017 motorsport year. With that, the South American and the German team remain the closest rivals of Sébastien Buemi and Renault.

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Jan 9, 2017

Daniel Abt finishes in the top ten in Vegas eRaceTen

Strong showing by Daniel Abt - by way of exception not on the race track, but in fact on the simulator in Las Vegas: he produced an inspirational recovery drive in the first virtual Formula E race in history on his way from 17th on the grid to claim ninth place. Abt’s team mates Lucas di Grassi und Patrik Holzmann, who had qualified as fan for the race, went away empty handed.

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Nov 14, 2016

Abt and di Grassi score points at Formula E in Marrakesh

No trophies, but a strong race and valuable championship points: Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt took fifth and sixth places as Formula E made its debut in Africa. As result, the South American remains second in the overall standings and Sébastien Buemi’s closest rival. In the teams’ classification, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport still holds second place.

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Nov 7, 2016

FanBoost - give our drivers extra power

Beginning twelve days before the race until six minutes after the start, fans can vote for their driver once a day, every day, either on the Formula E website or using social media (e.g., just twitter "#FanBoost #DanielAbt" or "#FanBoost #LucasdiGrassi").

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Oct 10, 2016

ABT finishes on podium at Formula E season opener

Lucas di Grassi made a near perfect start to the new Formula E season when finishing second in Hong Kong. After 45 dramatic laps in the Asian metropolis, the Brazilian competing for the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team was overjoyed on the podium – and this after starting the race from the penultimate grid slot. As sponsor LGT congratulates to this perfect start into this years season.

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Oct 4, 2016

Season opener in Hong Kong

With new teams, drivers, manufacturers, tracks and developments the formula E starts its third season with high voltage on October 9 in Hong Kong. For Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport and its international co-competitors, it is the beginning of a tour that will travel from Asia to Africa, South and Central America to Europe and finally to North America. "We are about to experience the most diverse and perhaps most exciting Formula E season yet," says ABT driver Lucas di Grassi.

 

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Calendar 2016/2017

Next formula e race: Juni 10 & 11, 2017 in Berlin


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Juli 15 & 16, 2017 in New York Tickets  Facebook
Juli 29 & 30, 2017 in Montreal Tickets   

Calendar, Tickets an all details on FIA Formula E

Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt at the ePrix in the heart of Paris.

Lucas' race to podium in Monaco

Lucas wins Mexico City

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport: winning team in Mexico City.

Lucas di Grassi finishes third in Buenos Aires

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in Marrakesh

Lucas di Grassi on his way to second place in Hongkong

FIA Formula E results

Paris ePrix
20 Mai 2017
1. Sebastién Buemi, Renault e.dams
2. Jose Maria Lopez, DS Virgin Racing
3. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing

 

Driver standings
2016/2017 season
1. Sebastain Buemi,  Renault e.dams
2. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
3. Nicolas Prost, Renault e.dams

 

Team standings
Season 2016/2017
1. Renault e.dams
2. ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
3. Mahindra Racing

 

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    The ABT formula e team

    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. During the second season, Lucas di Grassi fought neck and neck for the championship title through to the last race, in the end just narrowly missing his goal by only two points. As the driver with the most podium finishes, he can nevertheless look back on an outstanding season and together with his team enjoy the overall second place finish for both the driver and the team.

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    Lucas Di Grassi

    Date of birth 11 August 1984
    Place of birth São Paulo (BR)
    Place of residence Monaco (MC)
    Height/Weight 1.79 m / 75 kg

    Highlights

    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
    2010 Formula 1
    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

    Website lucasdigrassi.com.br
    Facebook lucasdigrassiofficial
    Twitter @LucasdiGrassi
    Instagram lucasdigrassi

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    Daniel Abt

    Date of birth 3 December 1992
    Place of birth Kempten (DE)
    Place of residence Kempten (DE)
    Height/Weight 1.79 m / 70 kg

    Highlights

    2016 7th place FIA Formula E
    2015 1st place 24 Hours of Le Mans (class)
    11th place FIA Formula E
    2014    GP2 Series
    2013 GP2 Series
    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

    Website danielabt.de
    Facebook abtdaniel
    Twitter @Daniel_Abt
    Instagram daniel_abt

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    ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

    ABT Sportsline is the leading global tuner for vehicles produced by Volkswagen Group and one of the most successful motorsport teams in Europe. ABT Sportsline’s headquarters in Kempten in the Allgäu region in Germany, employs around 170 people and is represented in 50 countries. The motorsport team competes as an Audi works team in the DTM, as Bentley Team ABT in the ADAC GT Masters, and as Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in the Formula E.

    Where car and ski racing meet

    Lucas di Grassi explains the Formula E to former ski downhill champion Marco Büchel.


      Electrocars in motorsports - sustainable performance

      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. The electric motor, power electronics and the engine – the “core element” so to say, of the ABT racing cars – are an impressive example of outstanding engineering: together with the automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler, ABT Sportsline has built up enormous expertise in the electromobility segment in recent years, which it has used to establish a highly competitive Formula E package.

      Technical data

      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 170 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



      Electromobility and formula e

      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.”

      Accumulating knowledge for mass production

      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 experiences gained from the Formula E are extremely important for us. In the work we do together, and thanks to the ongoing discussions and the direct competition, we learn a lot that we can later apply to mass production,“ says Prof. Gutzmer. The Formula E helps to better understand the technology and set new benchmarks in the development of innovative sustainable technologies.

      "The formula e series stands for progressive thinking and innovative sustainable technologies. These are factors that we identify strongly with and that play an important role in our corporate culture."
       

      H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, CEO LGT (right)