Strong Season End For Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Formula E
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler finished the last Formula E race of the season with both cars in the top six.
After his first podium on Wednesday, Rene Rast achieved the best qualifying results of his young Formula E career in Berlin. The German started third on the grid and missed the podium by 0.739 seconds.
Explaining the race, he commented “I was overtaken by Nyck de Vries early in the race. After that, it was all about managing my energy as well as possible. This worked out quite well. In the end, I came very close to Sébastien Buemi, unfortunately not close enough to overtake him. I am very happy with what I learned in these six races. On the podium yesterday and fourth place today were a great result.”
Lucas di Grassi ended up sixth, fighting his way up from tenth. He commented “Season six is now history. Sixth place in the drivers’ championship, sixth place in the teams’ championship: It’s clear that we need to improve.”
With 20 points, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler was the second-best team in the last race of the season. Team Principal Allan McNish explained “The strategy was right, both drivers were strong. René narrowly missed his second podium in a row with fourth place and we moved Lucas up to sixth. Of course, we had higher expectations, but the team can be proud of what they have achieved in this ‘Berlin Six’ at the end of the season. We’ll work hard to be further up again next year.”
Overall, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler remains th most successful team in Formula E history with 43 podium places, even after the sixth season. In addition, Lucas di Grassi leads the eternal list of best drivers with 32 trophies and 796 points.
In the six final races of the Formula E in Berlin, five podium places and three fastest rap laps were achieved by the Audi e-tron FE06. Development of its successor, the e-tron FE07, is already underway.
In 2021, Formula E will receive FIA World Championship status for the first time. Next season all races will be broadcast live in German speaking countries for the first time by new television partner SAT1.
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