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The racing car Audi e-tron FE (*****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************)

Plenty of visible carbon fiber, a strikingly bright orange and accentuated lines throughout the car: The Audi e-tron FE ABT Schaeffler won second place in the hard-fought team ranking. His race debut celebrates the purely electric powered racing car on (***************************************************************************************************) ./ 23. November in Ad Diriyah (Saudi Arabia). Motorsport fans will be able to check out the FE (*******************************************************************************************************) at the Audi stand at the IAA (Hall 3). 04


“Compliments to the designers at Audi,” says the most successful German Formula E driver Daniel Abt. “I have followed the development of optics in recent weeks and find the result ingenious – the car just looks aggressive and fast.” Team mate Lucas di Grassi is certain: “The fans will recognize our car from the stands or on TV immediately. Each look in the five seasons had its very own character, but the FE (************************************************************************************************) is my favorite. Now it's up to the whole team to make it a success. “(************************************************************** While Audi has broken new ground in terms of design and has also come up against the color palette with which the road car Audi e-tron was presented, the team is otherwise committed to continuity: Abt and di Grassi are the most successful driver pairings in the world entire field in their sixth joint season. The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team can also continue to rely on its long-standing partners: in addition to the technology partner Schaeffler, which together with Audi is responsible for the development of the powertrain, HYLA, ITK Engineering, the LGT Group, KUKA, MASCOT, Riello UPS and Würth Elektronik continue on board.

New to the team is the SONAX brand. The leading manufacturer of car care products has been closely associated with motorsport for decades and has accompanied Daniel Abt on long stretches of his still-young career. “We are pleased that a new chapter has been opened in our long-term partnership with ABT and that in the future we will be able to present ourselves in Formula E as a partner of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team. The fascinating environment of the series offers great perspectives for our brand in order to reach even more potential customers worldwide, “says SONAX Marketing Manager Franz Fischer

The schedule until the first race is tight: After the intensive private test phase in Germany and Europe as well as the construction of the two cars in the coming weeks, it will be in mid-October for the official test drives of the Formula E in Valencia, where on three days all teams and Drivers meet. In early November, cars and equipment are loaded and set off by air freight on the way towards Ad Diriyah.

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