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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.

Formula E - Innovation in motorsport

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 team.

In this video Lucas di Grassi explains the Formula E to Marco Büchel. Watch "Where car and ski racing meet".

    Calendar 2016/2017

    Next race: 01 April 2017 Mexico-City, Mexico

    The latest news from Formula E

    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. At the next Formula E event in Mexico on April 1 team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport announces to battle for victory.

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    Daniel Abt finishes in the top ten in Vegas eRace

    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. Bono Huis, Faraday Future Dragon Racing sim racer, wins in Vegas.

    Results of the first Vegas eRace

    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. After the race in Marocco, Formula E takes a short Christmas break before returning to the track in Buenos Aires on February 18, 2017.

    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").

    The three drivers with the most votes receive an extra five-second power boost during the race. With this speed boost, you can give the driver what might prove to be the extra "push" that determines the outcome of the race.

    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.

     

    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.

    New design

    A completely re-designed front wing gives the race car a fresh and more aggressive look. Further to this, the new front section also provides aerodynamic advantages, giving the cars greater downthrust on the circuit.

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      The drivers 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

      Having won five DTM titles as well as numerous victories and titles at a variety of GT and long-distance championships, ABT Sportsline is one of the most successful German motorsport teams. Led by Team Owner Hans-Jürgen Abt and headquartered in the Allgäuer region (Germany), the team has been competing with Schaeffler drivetrains since the second season.

      Electric and fast

      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.

      Dimensions

      Length: 5000 mm, width: 1800 mm, height: 1250 mm, weight: minimum 880 kg including driver



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      FIA Formula E results

      ePrix Buenos Aires
      12. November 2016
      1. Sebastain Buemi,  Renault e.dams
      2. Jean-Eric Vergne, Techeetah
      3. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

       

      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

       

      Teamwertung
      Rennsaison 2016/2017
      1. Renault e.dams
      2. ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
      3. Mahindra Racing