13.1.2020. The Christmas break is over: next Saturday (18. January) to start the formula E to your third of a total of 14 races of the season in Santiago de Chile. After a first Cup on the opening weekend of the all-electric racing series in November, the Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler with its two drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will return to the Podium in its sights.
The venue on Saturday afternoon, as in the previous year, the 2,287-kilometre-long course in the Parque O’higgins, which is located to the South of the city centre. The track was designed in some areas, the pits are laid and a Chicane removed. In the past season, drivers, Teams and Fans experienced with 37 degrees yesterday, the highest temperature during a formula E race.
“We all have recharged our batteries over the holidays and are happy that the season is now finally on. The momentum from the Riad, we want to take with you into the new year,“ says team leader Allan McNish. “Last year, we were strong in Santiago: Lucas is the fastest lap in the Super Pole dangers and Daniel stand on the Podium. But now the conditions are different, because the track layout has changed. What this means, we know, in spite of all the simulations only after the first free practice exactly.“
For Audi Sport ABT, Schaeffler, it was in the previous year, to E-Prix with mixed emotions. Daniel Abt secured the third place, the first podium of the season 2018/19, and also ran the fastest lap. Lucas di Grassi, underwent a pre race day: clear the best time in the Superpole, criminal displacement of the Pole Position on the last place, catching up back in the points, collision with subsequent time penalty – no points.
The memories of the Brazilian to the Santiago are still positive: “In the last season, I was in the Super Pole with a half second ahead of the fastest. Everyone in our team is highly motivated and wants to start with a good result in the new year. At the latest since the podium in Riyadh, we know that we have been able to drive the e-tron FE06 so this season, a car that we win.“
Team-mate Daniel Abt would repeat the success from the previous year, on the loved one. At the very least. “I’m hot on Santiago and glad that I’m finally back in the race car,” says the 27-year-old German. “So, if the kick-off of what is in the Riad is not easy, he has made but even more in the mood for the new season. Well, it’s now in the next few months blow by blow. Everyone on the Team had time to analyze the first two races and work on all the Details. For this hard work, we want to reward us now.“
The race in Santiago starts on Saturday at 16 PM local time (20 hrs CEST) and is the 61. E-Prix in the young formula E history. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler leads with 41 podium and 1.127 points to the best list. In The run, as usual, about 45 minutes plus a lap. The ARD shows the run in to the Livestream below www.daserste.de. As always, Eurosport will broadcast live. All of the international channels including broadcast times are available online at www.fiaformulae.com to. Audi reported under the name of Audi sport on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram of the formula E, and from Santiago.
In addition to the factory team, Audi Sport Schaeffler the customer team Envision Virgin Racing with the Audi and technology partner Schaeffler have developed e-tron FE06 on a points hunt ABT. Sam Bird and Robin Frijns after the first two races in the team standings in second place.