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Audi announces Daniel Abt for Season 6

Daniel Abt will continue to race with Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler in Formula E as he was confirmed for the sixth season alongside Lucas di Grassi.

The pair have been team-mates since Formula E began back in 2014 and are the only pairing to have not changed through the first five seasons of FE.

Abt claimed his maiden win in Season 4 in Mexico City before he followed that up with one of the most dominant drives Formula E has had in Berlin where he claimed pole position, fastest lap and the race win while leading for every single lap.

He heads into the season-finale double-header in New York City with an outside chance of taking the drivers’ title.

“We still have big aims for New York, so tackling the last two races and subsequent pre-season preparations with this confirmation and positive thoughts is even sweeter,” said Abt.

“I’ve never felt as comfortable in a team and a series as I have with Audi in Formula E. I’m proud of the trust that’s being placed in me and will do everything to express my thanks with performance.” 

Abt and di Grassi have scored 40 podiums and 1,027 points between them so far in Formula E and Dieter Gass wanted to send a message ahead of the sixth season of Formula E.

“With eight title candidates before the final weekend, we’re currently seeing the most exciting Formula E season to date and expect the competition to become even fiercer with Mercedes’ and Porsche’s entries next season,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Gass.

“By confirming our two drivers early on, we also want to send a clear message to our competitors: we will be optimally prepared and are happy to take on the challenge. Besides meticulous development and testing of the new car, this also includes our clear commitment to our two drivers.” 

 

Jack Amey

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