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Audi has made Formula E exciting until the last lap. The team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler secured the runner-up in the electric racing series at the final in New York. Audi driver Lucas di Grassi finished the season 2018 / 2019 in third place in the driver's championship. Robin Frijns won the last race in the Audi e-tron FE fetched.

The first season with the new Gen2 racing cars was full of excitement, drama and variety. In 19 races on five continents there were nine different winners from eight teams. Ten different pilots were in the pole position. Four drivers and three teams had title chances before the last race in New York.

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The team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler on the final weekend would have almost succeeded, as in the previous year in the final sprint to secure the team ranking. At the end, only (********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* “The whole team has fought to the last and given everything,” said team boss Allan McNish. “It was incredibly close. We scored a lot of points for DS Techeetah, just like last year, but this time it was not quite enough for the team title. Still, I'm proud of the team that has put so much hard work, energy and determination into this season. We take this determination in season six. We are looking forward to the first race in November. “

Audi Motorsport Director Dieter Gass: “It was an exciting season with ups and downs for everyone. We fought for both championships in the last race and it went to the finish line. For the factory team, the last race did not go quite as desired. But our customer team Envision Virgin Racing has managed to win the race. This puts them in third place in the team championship behind us. That's a very good result for Audi. “

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has come in each season in the top three in the overall standings. The same is true for Lucas di Grassi, who after the championship title in the season 2017 / 2017 and two runner-ups secured for the second time the third place in the drivers' classification of the electric racing series.

In the last race, the Brazilian struggled from eleventh on the grid to seventh, before being forced into the wall just before Jaguar rider Mitch Evans's goal. “The accident fortunately has not changed anything in the championship result,” said the two-time winner of the season. “I'm proud to have come in the top three for the fifth year in a row. Thanks to Audi, ABT and Schaeffler for such a great team. “

Daniel Abt made it to the Super Pole of the fastest six on both days in qualifying in New York. He took the extra point for the fastest lap both times and fifth place in Sunday's race. “More was not possible today,” said Abt. “It was a good end to a tough season. Of course we wanted to win the team classification, but to be second in such a highly competitive championship, everyone in the team can be proud of that. “

Envision Virgin Racing's Robin Frijns celebrated his second victory in Formula E in New York. The Dutchman overtook Alexander Sims' pole-sitter BMW in a spectacular maneuver on Turn 1 and then made a superior victory. Teammate Sam Bird completed the strong result with fourth place.

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