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.
May 20, 2019
Formula E visits Germany: On Saturday (May 25), Daniel Abt, Lucas di Grassi and company will race at the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin. With support from the local fans, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler intends to celebrate on the podium and so put itself in a good position for the final phase of the title race.
May 13, 2019
Lady luck was missing in the Monaco E-Prix for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi. Despite strong performances, neither of the Audi drivers scored points in the race.
Apr 29, 2019
Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is in the center of the battle to win both titles in Formula E. At the spectacular E-Prix in the French capital Paris, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi finished in 3rd and 4th place.
Apr 24, 2019
On Saturday April 27, Paris marks the second stop on Formula E’s European tour. With seven winners in seven races and extremely small gaps in the standings, the championship has never before been as fiercely contested. For the round held in the French capital, Daniel Abt, Lucas di Grassi and the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team are setting their sights on returning to the podium.
Apr 15, 2019
With a hard-fought seventh position, Audi driver Lucas di Grassi scored crucial points for the Formula E title race in the E-Prix in Rome. His teammate, Daniel Abt, finished out of the points for the first time this season.
Apr 8, 2019
Formula E arrives in Europe: Following events in Asia, the Middle East, and South and Central America, the electric racing series will race on the streets of Rome on Saturday (April 13). Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi are in the thick of the fight for the top spot. With their team, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, they are separated from the leaders of the standings by only one point.
Mar 25, 2019
Audi driver Daniel Abt also scored points in the sixth E-Prix of the season. As a result of his fifth place in Sanya (China), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler made up further ground in the teams’ classification of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Before the European season of Formula E starts in Rome (Italy) on April 13, the title defenders are only one point behind the front runners.
Mar 18, 2019
Formel E is more thrilling than ever before: With five different winners in the first five races, the top four drivers in the overall classification are separated by just three points, and Lucas di Grassi is right in the middle of the mix in third position. On Saturday, March 23, the series will race for the first time at the Chinese tourist resort Sanya.
Mar 11, 2019
The 50th race of Formula E and another podium finish for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: Keeping a cool head, Lucas di Grassi finished the turbulent E-Prix in Hong Kong as the runner-up. His teammate, Daniel Abt, fought back from twelfth on the grid to fourth position. In total, all four Audi e-tron FE05 cars finished in the top six.
Feb 18, 2019
Hat-trick for Audi: For the third time in a row, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has won the E-Prix in Mexico City. In front of packed grandstands at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit, Audi driver Lucas di Grassi notched up his ninth Formula E victory with a spectacular photo finish after a breathtaking maneuver in the last second.
|Ad Diriyah, SAU||15 December 2018||Paris, FRA||27 April 2019|
|Marrakesh, MAR||12 January 2019||Monaco, MCO||11 May 2019|
|Santiago, CHL||26 January 2019||Berlin, GER||25 May 2019|
|Mexico City, MEX||16 February 2019||Bern, CH||22 June 2019|
|Hong Kong, HKG||10 March 2019||New York, USA||13 July 2019|
|Sanya, CHN||23 March 2019||New York, USA||14 July 2019|
|Rome, ITA||13 April 2019|
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|1. Jean-Eric Vergne|
|2. Oliver Rowland|
|3. Felipe Massa|
after nine races
|1. Jean-Eric Vergne|
|2. André Lotterer|
|3. Robin Frijns|
after nine races
|1. DS Techeetah|
|2. Envision Virgin Racing|
|3. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler|
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.”