2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 05:39
It was the day of Daniel Abt and Lucas Di Grassi. The two drivers of the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team drove to a sovereign one-two victory in the Formula E race in Berlin on Saturday.
Abbot showed a grandiose performance. After the Audi factory driver secured pole position in qualifying after a sovereign performance, he could not be denied this advantage in the race either. With a well thought-out driving style, the 25-year-old drove to a safe start-finish victory.
After 45 laps the Kerpener had a lead of 6.758 seconds on his team mate Lucas di Grassi on the race course on the Tempelhofer Feld. "That was probably the most important victory of my career so far and an unbelievable day from start to finish," said Abt after receiving the trophy from Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU). “Maximum points with the pole position, the win and the fastest lap and then also a one-two for Audi - my thanks go to everyone who supports us. Today we are really celebrating!”, Said Abbot
Di Grassi also satisfied with second place
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Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team was satisfied with second place. Audi / Kunkel
Daniel Abt (l.) And Lucas di Grassi are happy about their double victory in Berlin. Audi / Kunkel
Jaguar presented the new I-Pace E_Trophy in Berlin. jaguar
Jaguar presented the I-Pace E-Trophy at the Formula E race in Berlin. jaguar
Jaguar driver Mitch Evans at the Formula E race in Berlin. jaguar
Second-placed Lucas di Grassi was also extremely satisfied. “We had a super fast race today. After a bad start to the year, we have recovered at Audi. Now we're already in second place in the team standings,”said di Grassi.
The defending champion had set the fastest lap in qualifying with his Audi e-tron FE04, but then managed to stand up short in the “Super Pole”. As a result, he had to start the race from fifth on the grid. After the start, the Brazilian only needed twelve laps to work his way up to second place. After the pit stop, the Brazilian caught up with his team-mate Abt and then drove home confidently in second place. Third-placed Jean-Eric Vergne in the Techeetah was more than twelve seconds behind at the finish. With a sixth place for Mitch Evans, Panasonic Jaguar Racing has returned to the points in Berlin. A good result for Evans as he had no radio communication with his pit crew during the entire race. The New Zealander hears the team's communication, but couldn't give any feedback. Nevertheless, after a steady drive, he was up three places compared to qualifying.
Audi was super fast
“First of all, congratulations to Daniel, who absolutely deserved victory today,” said di Grassi after his fourth podium result in a row. “Our Audi was super-fast today and superior to the competition, so we really only had to fight for victory among ourselves. After the pit stop, it was Daniel's turn, but I had a problem with my second car that we need to analyze. With the one-two victory, a dream has come true for Audi. After the year started so badly for us, we are now in second place in the team championship."
It was a fantastic race for us,”said Audi-Motorsportch,“ef Dieter Gass. “The first double victory for Audi since the factory entry into Formula E and the first ever for the team - and that at the home game! Daniel achieved the maximum possible and Lucas made the day perfect for us. My congratulations go to everyone who worked so hard for this. You rarely see such a big lead in a Formula E race."
“A one-two for Audi in Berlin is simply unbelievable,” said team principal Allan McNish. “A 'clean sweep' on home soil, a day simply couldn't be better than this Saturday in Tempelhof. I'm incredibly proud of the whole team!”The Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team currently has 161 points ahead of the leading Techeetah team (205). DS Racing is in third place with 139 points. The drivers' standings are still led by Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) who placed third in Berlin with 162 points ahead of Sam Bird (DS Racing / 122) and Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing / 86) and Daniel Abt (85). Lucas di Grassi is fifth behind Renault eDams driver Sebastian Buemi with 76 points. The next race will take place on June 10th in Zurich.
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