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LGT's involvement in
Formula E

LGT is supporting the international motorsport series for electric cars, the FIA Formula E championship, by sponsoring the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 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 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.

News

Grand finale in Berlin

Jun 23, 2020

Formula E: Grand finale in Berlin

Formula E is making a spectacular comeback on the race track: Between August 5 and 13, the all-electric racing series will be staging no less than six rounds in succession at the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.

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Decent score for Audi in Marrakesh

Mar 2, 2020

Formula E: Decent score for Audi in Marrakesh

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.

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After three consecutive victories, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler had to settle for 6th place for Lucas di Grassi.

Feb 18, 2020

Turbulent day for Audi in Formula E in Mexico

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.

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Audi aims to continue winning streak in Mexico

Feb 11, 2020

Formula E: Audi aims to continue winning streak in Mexico

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.

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Audi driver di Grassi thrills with comeback drive

Jan 20, 2020

Formula E: Audi driver di Grassi thrills with comeback drive

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.

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Lucas di Grassi celebrates Formula E podium in Riyadh

Nov 25, 2019

Lucas di Grassi celebrates Formula E podium in Riyadh

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.

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Audi ambitiously begins the new Formula E season

Nov 18, 2019

Audi ambitiously begins the new Formula E season

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.

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Audi e-tron FE06 cars are on their way to Riyadh

Nov 7, 2019

Formula E: Audi e-tron FE06 cars are on their way to Riyadh

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.

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LGT News: Audi e-tron FE06 meets with rivals for the first time

Oct 16, 2019

Audi e-tron FE06 meets with rivals for the first time

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.

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Spectacular design for new Audi e-tron FE06

Sep 12, 2019

Formula E: Spectacular design for new Audi e-tron FE06

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.

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Formel E race calendar 2019/20

Ad Diriyya, SAU 22. November 2019   Berlin, GER 6. August 2020
Ad Diriyya, SAU 23. November 2019   Berlin, GER 8. August 2020
Santiago, CHL 18. January 2020   Berlin, GER 9. August 2020
Mexiko City, MEX 15. February 2020   Berlin, GER 12. August 2020
Marrakesch, MAR 29. February 2020   Berlin, GER 13. August 2020
Berlin, GER 5. August 2020      

Tickets and details: www.fiaformulae.com

FIA Formula E results

Marrakesch E-Prix
29.02.2020
1. Antonio Felix da Costa
2. Maximilian Günther
3. Jean-Eric Vergne
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 20171. Sam Bird, Virgin Racing2. Felix Rosenquist, Mahindra Racing3. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing5. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 20171. Sam Bird, Virgin Racing2. Felix Rosenquist, Mahindra Racing3. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing5. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 20171. Sam Bird, Virgin Racing2. Felix Rosenquist, Mahindra Racing3. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing5. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 2017
Andre Lotterer, Techeetah
Driver standings
after the last race
1. Antonio Felix da Costa
2. Mitch Evans
3. Alexander Sims

 

3. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
Team standings
after the last race
1. DS Techeetah
2. BMW I Andretti Motorsport
3. Panasonic Jaguar Racing

 

Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 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. 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.”

Lucas Di Grassi
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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

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
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

Audi Sport
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Audi Sport

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.”

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. 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.

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 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



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 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.”