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Audi goes through Formula E roller coaster in New York

July 13, 2021

After celebrating on the podium on Saturday, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler leaves New York without points in Sunday’s race. Nevertheless, the championship remains open: Before the final four races of the season in London and Berlin, René Rast and Lucas di Grassi are within striking distance in both the drivers’ and teams’ standings.

Audi goes through Formula E roller coaster in New York

Formula E once again showed its unpredictable side in New York: After a third place finish by Lucas di Grassi and a strong recovery by René Rast on Saturday, both drivers from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team did not achieve any points in the second race on Sunday: Rast finished the race in 20th place after an unscheduled pit stop due to a puncture, while Lucas di Grassi was classified 14th after a time penalty.

 “New York is always good for spectacular Formula E days, but unfortunately not with a particularly good ending for us today,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “Nevertheless, everything is still open in the championship and in just two weeks, we’ll continue with the next two races in London, where we want to turn the tables again.” René Rast and Lucas di Grassi are seventh and twelfth in the drivers’ standings, both within striking distance of the leaders. In the teams’ standings, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is in fourth place. The next two races will be held in London on July 24 and 25, before the final races in Berlin in the middle of August.