With the Formula
E season starting 22 November, Audi Sport has arrived early at Riyadh in preparation
for the season-opener. This season’s Formula E is expected to be more exciting than
ever with new teams and contenders in the mix. There are 12 teams vying for the
Formula E crown this season.
The team shipped
ten containers to Saudi Arabia, that’s a total of some ten tons of cargo.
Logistics expert DHL picked up the crates at the team’s base in Kempten and
hauled them to the Stuttgart airport, from where they flew directly to Saudi
Arabia’s capital city Riyadh. The cargos will be delivered to the pitlanes at
the track and only on 19 November, the teams are allowed to open the cargo
Audi Sport team are in pursuit of the title with Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, Abt and di Grassi have carefully packed their travel bags and handed them over to the team. The contents of each driver’s bags: two racing suits, two pairs of gloves, two pairs of shoes, three sets of fireproof underwear, team wear, plus the individually adjusted earphone systems for radio communications during the races are all part of the standard gear. In addition, Abt’s luggage contains a can of hairspray, while di Grassi takes along a skipping rope for pre-race concentration exercises.
With the things
already set in motion, Audi Sport is looking to make their mark on the 2019/20
Formula E season. The two rounds in Riyadh will be races number 59 and 60 in Formula E. Audi Sport is the only team to have
contested all of them with the same driver pairing, and with a track record of
12 race wins and 40 podium finishes as well as one drivers’ and one teams’
title, is the most successful team in Formula E.
With the new Formula E season just around the corner, DS Techeetah Team has unveiled their 2019/20 car livery in black and gold. The black/gold liveried DS E-Tense FE20 car is out to defend the titles from last season with Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne. The season kicks off on 22 November in Saudi Arabia.
Techeetach team, owned by SECA Shanghai, is a Chinese
racing team in Formula E. They won the 2017/2018 drivers’ title with Jean-Éric and
together with André Lotterer, the team secured second place in the teams’ rankings
in the 2017/2018 season.
DS E-Tense FE20
Jean-Eric’s car will bear two laurel wreaths to symbolize the two titles, while his helmet has two stars (driver titles).
The DS E-Tense FE20 livery is created by the DS Design
Studio of DS Automobiles, From a technical point of view, the FE20 is the fruit
of the development work based on the qualities of the double championship
winning DS E-Tense FE19.
DS Performance Director Xavier Mestelan Pinon said, “Our
engineers have optimised most of the elements by further
developing our winning concept rather than completely rethinking the car. The
engine, the inverter and the transfer case have evolved,
but the deeper changes are in the heart of the embedded systems. All
this ambitious research and development work aims to offer the drivers a car
that allows them to fight to win and defend both titles.”
“In the detail of its livery design, it is possible to see that the pattern is constructed from many of our cheetah head logos, which also nods to our continued efforts in supporting The Big Cat Sanctuary’s fight in saving the cheetahs and other big cats. A topic that is more pressing than ever and a cause that is especially close to our hearts,” DS Techeetah Chief Commercial Officer Keith Smout added.
The excitement of the Formula E begins third week of November
at the Riyadh Circuit.
At the upcoming Formula E Championship round in Zurich, the MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team will once again break new ground. For the first time for 63 years, Switzerland will play host to a circuit race, the spectacular Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix. This is also the home event of Julius Baer, global partner of Formula E and strategic partner of BMW, and also represents the final European race of the season.
With six podiums in the last five races Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has returned to the battle for the Formula E teams’ title. In Zurich this coming Sunday Round 10 of the Championship, 10 June, the team around Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi is aiming to go for another strong performance.
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) accepted Porsche’s application as a Formula E manufacturer. This means that the Weissach factory team can continue to pursue the development of its own electric powertrain, which is due for homologation in 2019.
Audi made its anticipated debut in the Formula E Championship where their drivers Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt sealed positions two and four on their very first Formula Electric race in the Italian capital city of Rome.
Jaguar Racing has unveiled the concept livery for the Jaguar I-Type 3, their Gen 2 race car for season five of the Formula E Championship. As the British team continue their mission ‘Race to Innovate’, this marks another historic moment in Jaguar Land Rover’s electrification strategy.
Return to winning ways: this is Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s aim for the Formula E round in Marrakesh (Morocco). Following a difficult opener in Hong Kong, the two campaigners, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, are traveling to round three of the electric racing series’ season to be held on the African continent on 13 January with high motivation.