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LGT's involvement in
Formula E

LGT is supporting the international motorsport series for electric cars, the FIA Formula E championship, by sponsoring the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team.

FIA Formula E - LGT for electromobility and innovation

Formula E is setting new standards in motorsport. In only a short span of time, it has succeeded in establishing itself as an attractive racing series that captivates millions of spectators around the world. As the first class of auto racing for electric cars, it stands for innovative sustainable technologies.

As a sponsor of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team, we are proud to be part of this pioneering project. Long-term, progressive and sustainable thinking and actions have long been an important part of our corporate culture. Our commitment to the Formula E enables us to make a contribution to propelling e-mobility and its further development forward.

News

Daniel Abt (left) sets fastest race lap on the way to finishing third on the podium in New York, Lucas di Grassi takes second in season finale and is Formula E championship runner-up

Jul 16, 2018

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is Formula E Champion in the teams' classification

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler secured the title in the teams’ classification with impressive comeback drives in the New York season finale.

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One-two finish for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler - Daniel abt (left) wins Berlin ePrix, Lucas di Grassi second.

May 22, 2018

Audi electrifies Berlin: Daniel Abt wins Formula E home race

Audi electrified Berlin with a fairytale finish at the Formula E home race. Thanks to pole position, a dominant one-two finish and the fastest race lap, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is the first team to score maximum points on a race day of the electric racing series. 

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Audi drivers make up eleven positions in spectacular E-Prix

Apr 30, 2018

Audi with electrifying fightbacks in Paris

In round eight of the Formula E electric racing series in Paris, Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt again electrified the crowd with spectacular fightbacks. After a difficult qualifying, the two Audi drivers made up a total of eleven positions in the race. Di Grassi finished runner-up for the third consecutive time, Abt advanced from 14th on the grid to seventh position.

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Successful Formula E premiere for Audi in Rome  (Copyright: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel)

Apr 16, 2018

Successful Formula E premiere for Audi in Rome

Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt clinched positions two and four for Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in the first Formula E race in Rome and thrilled the spectators in the Italian capital with fightbacks.

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Lucas di Grassi took second in Punta del Este  (Copyright: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel)

Mar 18, 2018

Champion Lucas di Grassi back on the podium

Defending Champion Lucas di Grassi took second and in doing so claimed his first podium finish of the season at the sixth round of the electric racing series Formula E in Punta del Este (Uruguay).

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Daniel Abt rejoices over his victory in Mexico (Copyright: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel)

Mar 4, 2018

Daniel Abt takes Formula E victory in Mexico

Daniel Abt from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler squad is the first German winner in Formula E history. In Mexico City, the 25-year-old produced a faultless race and in doing so simultaneously clinched the first victory for the Audi works team in the electric race series. Team mate Lucas di Grassi completed the big day for Audi with a comeback drive from last on the grid to ninth and the fastest race lap.

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Daniel Abt disapointed in Santiago de Chile (Copyright: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel)

Feb 3, 2018

Double disappointment for Audi in Chile

The Formula E electric racing series on kicking off its Latin America tour celebrated a spectacular premiere which ended, however, in double disappointment for Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi both retired from the race.

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Daniel Abt in Marrakesh (Copyright: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel)

Jan 15, 2018

Tough day for Audi in Marrakesh

In round three of the Formula E electric racing series in Marrakesh (Morocco), following a strong beginning, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler only went home with a single point

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On the day of his first and unfortunately denied Formula E victory, Daniel Abt celebrated his birthday. We sincerely congratulate.

Dec 4, 2017

Disappointment for Audi in Formula E opener

The turbulent Formula E season opener in Hong Kong ended in disappointment for Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. On Sunday night, Daniel Abt was stripped of the victory he had deservedly clinched on track in the worldwide electric racing series due to an alleged administrative mistake.

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Nov 29, 2017

The Formula E starts its fourth round

With two races in the heart of Hong Kong on 2 and 3 December, the Formula E will be kicking off its fourth season. The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team feels well-prepared. "We did our homework", says reigning Champion Lucas di Grassi.

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Aug 17, 2017

A thrilling journey in time with Formula E

Dedication, passion and pure excitement: The past three years were a long and emotional journey for the Formula E Team ABT.

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Congratulations to Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi.

Jul 31, 2017

Lucas di Grassi is Formula E champion

A man has fulfilled his dreams: Lucas di Grassi from the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team has caused a sensation and secured the Formula E title in a thrilling season finale in Montreal. As sponsoring partner of the winning team LGT express our warmest congratulations.

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Read the latest issue of #Boost.

Jul 19, 2017

Montreal – the Grande Finale

Showdown in Canada: On July 29 and 30, Formula E will hold both of the final races of the season in Montreal. Sébastien Buemi or Lucas di Grassi: Who will become the new champion? Read the latest issue of #Boost.

Read the latest issue of #Boost.

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Lucas di Grassi atb the Formula E ePrix in NYC

Jul 17, 2017

Lucas di Grassi makes Formula E exciting

Formula E fans can look forward to an exciting finale: with fourth and fifth places in the two races in New York, challenger Lucas di Grassi from ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport has reduced the gap to championship leader Sébastien Buemi to only ten points. Daniel Abt set the fastest race lap in the heart of Brooklyn.

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A robotic steering wheel from KUKA enables autonomous driving in the concept car Rinspeed

Jul 12, 2017

KUKA and Formula E – Driving the same Direction

Since 2017, KUKA and ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport have joined forces in motorsports. A visible sign of this partnership is the logo of the automation specialist on the electric racing car, which can be seen in the upcoming New York City ePrix. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG, explains why the Bavarian companies are a good match.

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ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport champions Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt race for success in Berlin.

Jun 12, 2017

Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt inspire fans in Berlin

One pole position, two podiums and 56 points in total: Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport inspired the fans with its strong outing at the home Formula E race on the former airport in Berlin-Tempelhof.

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Jun 12, 2017

BOOST R07+R08.2016/17 - All about the races in Berlin

The digital racing sport magazine BOOST from ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport looks back at an exciting racing weekend in Paris. Read the race report on how Lucas di Grassi and Daniel ABT performed, see the impressive close-up pictures of the race and get all the news about the team. Go BOOST

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LGT Formula E talk mit Peter Gutzmer (Schaeffler Group)

May 31, 2017

LGT Formula E talk: "Motorsport is pure emotion"

Professor Peter Gutzmer is convinced that mobility will change in the future, and that electrically-powered driving will become significantly more prevalent. In an interview with LGT at the ePrix in Paris, the Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Schaeffler Group explains how the developments in the Formula E are applied to electric cars that are used on the road. Watch the new video clip to see exciting images captured at the race in Paris.

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May 26, 2017

BOOST R06.2016/17 - All about the race in Paris

The digital racing sport magazine BOOST from ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport looks back at an exciting racing weekend in Paris. Read the race report on how Lucas di Grassi and Daniel ABT performed, see the impressive close-up pictures of the race and get all the news about the team. Go BOOST

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Daniel Abt – one of the secret stars of the second ePrix in Paris

May 22, 2017

A Paris ePrix to forget

At the ePrix in the heart of Paris ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport experienced a day to forget. Having most recently clinched three podium positions in a row, the team, for the first time since May 2015, scored no points on a Formula E race day. In just three weeks’ time the squad’s home rounds will be held in Berlin, giving the team the chance to quickly make up for today.

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Formula E race calendar 2018/19

Ad Diriyah, SAU 15 December 2018   Paris, FRA 27 April 2019
Marrakesh, MAR 12 January 2019   Monaco, MCO 11 May 2019
TBA 26 January 2019   Berlin, GER 25 May 2019
Mexico City, MEX 16 February 2019   Zurich, CHE 9 June 2019
Hong Kong, HKG 10 March 2019   New York, USA 13 July 2019
TBA 23 March 2019   New York, USA 14 July 2019
Rome, ITA 13 April 2019      
Berlin, GER19. Mai 2018

Tickets and details on www.fiaformulae.com

Formula E gallery

FIA Formula E results

New York ePrix
July 15, 2018
1. Jean-Eric Vergne, Techeetah
2. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
3. Daniel Abt, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 20171. Sam Bird, Virgin Racing2. Felix Rosenquist, Mahindra Racing3. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing5. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 20171. Sam Bird, Virgin Racing2. Felix Rosenquist, Mahindra Racing3. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing5. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 20171. Sam Bird, Virgin Racing2. Felix Rosenquist, Mahindra Racing3. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing5. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
ePrix NYC II
16. Juli 2017
Driver standings
2017/2018 season
1. Jean-Eric Vergne, Techeetah
2. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
3. Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing

 

Driver standings
2016/2017 season
Team standings
Season 2017/2018
1. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
2. Techeetah
3. DS Virgin Racing

 

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team

From the outset, the ABT Formula E team and its two drivers Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt have succeeded in remaining at the forefront in the battle for the top spots. After taking third and second place in the overall rankings in seasons one and two, Lucas di Grassi made it to the very top of the podium in 2017. With three pole positions and seven podium finishes, he succeeded in clinching the overall victory. “Today is the best day of my career”, said Lucas di Grassi after the last race. “I believed in Formula E from day one because the world is changing, which means that motorsport is also changing. We’ve had three fantastic years filled with a lot of emotions and unforgettable moments. But today’s victory is the absolute highlight and the reward for our unbelievable team and competitive spirit. I am proud to be the Formula E champion.”

In the fourth season, German automobile manufacturer Audi will be assuming ABT Sportsline’s  spot on the Formula E starting grid. ABT will be responsible for the Audi race cars as the fielding team. “We are proud to have helped write a piece of motorsport history as one of the founding members”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO ABT Sportsline. “Because Formula E has grown so rapidly in only a few years, it is no longer possible for a team to be competitive without the support of an automobile manufacturer. That’s why we are happy to now hand over the command to Audi – a partner with whom we have been collaborating successfully in motorsports and in day-to-day operations for many decades. I am certain that we will carry this success story forward in the Formula E.”

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Lucas Di Grassi

Date of birth 11 August 1984
Place of birth São Paulo (BR)
Place of residence Monaco (MC)
Height/Weight 1.79 m / 75 kg

Highlights

2017 Formula E champion
2016    2nd place FIA Formula E
2015 4th place 24 Hours of Le Mans
3rd place FIA Formula E
2014 2nd place 24 hours of Le Mans
4th place WEC
2013 3rd place 24 Hours of Le Mans
2010 Formula 1
2009 3rd place GP2 Series
Formula 1 reserve driver
2008 3rd place GP2 Series
Formula 1 reserve driver
2007 2nd place GP2 Series
Formula 1 test driver
2006 Formula 1 test driver
2005 1st place GP Macau

Website lucasdigrassi.com.br
Facebook lucasdigrassiofficial
Twitter @LucasdiGrassi
Instagram lucasdigrassi

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Daniel Abt

Date of birth 3 December 1992
Place of birth Kempten (DE)
Place of residence Kempten (DE)
Height/Weight 1.79 m / 70 kg

Highlights

2017 8th place FIA Formula E
2016 7th place FIA Formula E
2015 1st place 24 Hours of Le Mans (class)
11th place FIA Formula E
2014    GP2 Series
2013 GP2 Series
2012 2nd place GP3 Series
2011 4th place FIA Formula 3 International Trophy
7th place Formula 3 Euro Series
2010 2nd place ATS Formula 3 Cup
2009 1st place ADAC Formula Masters
2008 8th place ADAC Formula Masters
2007 2nd place ADAC Kart Championship

Website danielabt.de
Facebook abtdaniel
Twitter @Daniel_Abt
Instagram daniel_abt

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Audi Sport

Audi’s factory-backed commitment to the Formula E will support the company in its transformation to a forward-looking mobility provider. Head of Audi Motor Sport, Dieter Gass: “Formula E is a great platform for showcasing electromobility and motorsports in their most emotional form. I am very pleased that we are bringing our first fully electric race car, the Audi e-tron FE04, to the starting line.”

Electrocars in motorsports - sustainable performance

During the first Formula E season in 2014, all teams started with the same cars. Since then, however, the teams have been authorized to fully modify their power trains. All the other components remain the same for all teams. Audi e-tron FE04, a true single-seater race car, is the name of the car that Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will be racing in the fourth season. Its core element is the combination of the motor and transmission, which was developed by Audi together with its technology partner Schaeffler. The Audi e-tron FE04’s power is supplied by a battery weighing 200 kilograms, developed by Williams Advanced Engineering. All of the cars have the identical battery. The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 34 kWh, of which 28 kWh may be used. It is located between the driver’s seat and the powerstrain.

Technical data

The cars accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in approximately three seconds. Their maximum speed is 225 km/h. 200 kW are available during the practice sessions and qualifyings, while 180 kW are available during the race. The noise level during races is around 80 decibels, which corresponds approximately to the volume of a truck driving by at a distance of 7.5 meters.

Length: 5000 mm, width: 1800 mm, height: 1250 mm, weight: minimum 880 kg including driver



Electromobility and formula e

Over the last two years, Formula E has developed into an attractive international racing series, and its fan base is growing continuously. The staging of the races, which take place in the hearts of major cities around the world, has its own very special appeal – no other racing series offers spectators such an up-close look at the world of motorsport. Normally, spectators have to travel to circuits far outside city limits to attend traditional motorsport races. Formula E, on the other hand, brings the sport to the cities and to the people.

Electromobility, particularly in big cities, is becoming an increasingly important issue. “We will be seeing changes in mobility in the future. We expect that after 2020, we will witness a significant rise in the number of fully electric-powered vehicles,” says Prof. Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Schaeffler. “Particularly in cities, electromobility will become the norm.”

Accumulating knowledge for mass production

The knowledge that mechanics, developers and engineers accumulate as a result of the Formula E is enormously valuable for the further development of electrotechnology. The Formula E helps to better understand the technology and set new benchmarks in the development of innovative sustainable technologies. “We are the first German automobile manufacturer to be actively involved in this racing series”, says Peter Mertens, Member of the Board of Management, Technical Development, Audi AG. “This is also a clear commitment of our brand to electric mobility: on the race track as of December and next year on the road as well with the new Audi e-tron.”