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The crew is ready: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is entering the new Formula E season with Lucas di Grassi and René Rast, which for the first time as official World Championship of the FIA ​​will be held.

“René has impressively shown during his appearances in Berlin that he feels comfortable in Formula E and is fast and successful at the same time. With that, he has absolutely earned his place in our Formula E crew, ”says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. At the finale in Berlin in August, Rast finished in the points in the first of six races and finished on the podium a few days later. Overall he got points as a rookie in the final races 29 and thus place 15 in the championship – in front of many pilots who had contested the entire season.

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“The races in Berlin definitely made us want more, so look forward to it I’m now looking forward to my first full season in Formula E, ”says Rast. “Starting for Audi in a world championship is the next exciting chapter in my career that I’m really looking forward to.” Rast has been part of 2009 to the family of Audi drivers. In addition to victories in the 24 – hour races in Daytona, Spa and on the Nürburgring, he won the ADAC GT Masters and has already won the DTM title twice. At the last two races of the current DTM season at Hockenheim, Rast is leading the table.

Lucas di Grassi is going into his seventh Formula E race alongside René Rast. Season in the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler crew. After 38 race he leads with 32 podium places and 796 Score the eternal best list of drivers. Among his ten victories is the triumph of the first Formula E race in history in September 2014 in Beijing . “In the six years I have already experienced everything: great successes, defeats, insane emotions. And the best is yet to come, because the initiate-up from back then is now becoming an FIA World Championship, ”says di Grassi, who last did not finish a season in the top three of the drivers’ championship for the first time. “Together with Audi and René I 2020 will do everything I can to ensure that we have a say about the world championship title. “

” For me it was extremely important to bring a driver pairing to the initiate, that drive each other to achieve top performance, ”says Dieter Gass. “With Lucas and René, united states of americadies did an excellent job. Lucas is the most successful driver in the field and extremely hungry to claim his second title. René has already left a fragrance brand in Berlin. We can enjoy his determination year after year in the DTM – I’m already looking forward to seeing it in Formula E. “

The start of the seventh Formula E season is for mid-January 2021 planned in Santiago (Chile), the German home game in Berlin is for the 19. June terminated. Overall, Lucas di Grassi, René Rast and the Audi e-tron FE stand for 07 then twelve events in the World Cup calendar.


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