Audi unveils its new Formula E race car, the FE06 ahead of the sixth season opener in November.
9 September, 2019
The countdown is well and truly on for the sixth season of FIA Formula E racing and Audi has given fans a look at the new e-tron FE06 race car that will be driven by Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt.
The Audi e-tron FE06 race car, which will be unveiled publicly for the first time at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt this week, and features new, more aggressive styling and a bold new livery, complete with additional sponsors for the team. In addition to the exposed carbon fibre sections, the orange elements of the car pick up on the same colour that was used extensively on the camouflage livery on the Audi e-tron prototypes ahead of the release of the brand’s first all-electric production model, the Audi e-tron.
The new electric race car will see its first race action in November in Ad Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) for the start of the 2019/20 FIA Formula E Championship season, where Audi will be looking to claim another teams’ championship and drivers’ crown to add to its tremendous success in the young race series to date.
Danile Abt is keen to get back to racing and is more than happy with the purposeful new design and livery of his race car.
“Compliments to the design team at Audi. I’ve been keeping track of the visual development over the last few weeks and think the result is brilliant – the car simply looks aggressive and fast,” Abe said of the new design.
Teammate Lucas di Grassi is likewise pleased with the result which he says is his favourite to date.
“The fans are going to immediately recognise our car from the grandstands or on television. Each livery in the five seasons has had its own unique character, but the FE06 is my favourite. Now it’s up to the whole team to also make it a success.”
Abt and di Grassi, are the most successful and the longest standing driver pairing in the entire Formula E field, and they will have their work cut out for them in the weeks leading up to the new season opener.
They will undertake intensive private testing in Germany and Europe to fine tune and prepare the two race cars during the next few weeks, before travelling to Valencia in the middle of October for the official Formula E pre-season test. Here all of the teams and drivers will meet for three days to put their new cars through their paces before loading cars and equipment to airfreight to Ad Diriyah at the start of November.
Racing in the new, 14 race season will get underway on November 22nd, before heading off to another 11 countries in what promises to be the best Formula E season to date.
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