Audi Sport announced their factory team for the Formula E

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Audi will be the first German manufacturer with official team in the Formula E. The brand based in Ingolstadt has formalized its final leap to the championship after collaborating actively during the last few years with the team ABT Sportsline at different levels. In this aspect, the brand will take the position of the team Allgäu to consummate a landing that had been feeling since the departure of Audi Sport’s WEC at the end of 2016. Will be starting the season 2017-18 when it is made effective. the structure of The new factory will have the name of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.

Audi has had a presence in Formula E since its debut season in 2014. The brand has collaborated actively with ABT Sportsline, to the point of giving resources and all the goodness of the Centre of Motorsport for the brand in Neuburg. Throughout this stage the training has achieved 5 wins and 23 podiums, Lucas Di Grassi has raced for the structure of German as an official driver of Audi. However, now the brand is going a step further and the face of the ‘Season Four’ the firm will have a commitment to the factory right with the show.

Audi together with her partner Schaeffler will develop a new power train for the next season, thus consolidating this new project that has already had its first test in Spain. It has been recognized Dieter Gass, Head of Audi Motorsport: “The Formula And offers a great spectacle as competitive in the hearts of fascinating cities and is a tremendous stage to present electric mobility in its most passionate and competitive. We are seeing a very exciting season with a great battle for the title. I’m happy that Audi is on track to have a successful future also“.