Audi dominated last year’s Berlin E-Prix, so this weekend is a chance to double up.
23 May, 2019
This weekend marks the home round for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler when Formula E once again does battle at the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin.
“With a strong result in Berlin, we want to make the battle for the title, before the then remaining three races, like last year, a real thriller,” says team principal Allan McNish.
Last year, Daniel Abt clinched pole position, then won the race in commanding style ahead of Lucas di Grassi, and also set the fastest race lap in the process – the only time a driver pairing has achieved maximum points in a race weekend in the history of Formula E.
In fact, since the inaugural season in 2014, Formula E has raced in Berlin five times and Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi have scored a total of five podium finishes in these races.
Going into the German round, Lucas di Grassi is in fifth position on the drivers’ standings, while Daniel Abt, sits 11 points behind him in ninth. Besides the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler factory team, the Envision Virgin Racing customer team with Sam Bird and Robin Frijns also using e-tron FE05 cars) is currently in second position on the teams’ classification.
Round 10 of the Formula E championship starts at 5:00am on Saturday, AEST, and all international channels, including broadcast schedules, can be found online at www.fiaformulae.com
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