A premiere for Daniel Abt: under the Spanish sun, the German Audi driver drove the new Audi e-tron FE05 to be fielded in the next Formula E season for the first time. In the two-day test at Calafat, the engineers again gathered important data for the development of the all-electric race car.
Between rounds seven and eight of the current season, the German tested the next generation of the all-electric race car. His teammate, Lucas di Grassi, had previously driven the first kilometres in the Audi e-tron FE05 at the end of March.
“I was really excited about my first test and arrived in Spain with great expectations – and they were even surpassed. Driving is huge fun and the car marks a major step forward in every respect,” says Daniel Abt who in Mexico won his first Formula E race and in Rome last weekend finished fourth, just barely missing the podium. Abt is particularly thrilled by the car’s looks: “On the race track, the Audi e-tron FE05 looks even more spectacular than it does on pictures. When you’re driving between other cars you almost feel like you’re in a science fiction movie.”
A premiere for Daniel Abt: under the Spanish sun, the German Audi driver drove the new Audi e-tron FE05
Team Principal Allan McNish is content of the positive feedback from his two drivers:
“It’s a good sign that Daniel and Lucas instantly feel comfortable in the new car and handle it well. A lot of work has been invested in the whole development project. Not only in the tests on the track but also at home in Neuburg. Even though we still have a lot of work to do we know that we’re heading in the right direction.”
While the next tests with the Audi e-tron FE05 are scheduled in May the current season continues next weekend. On April 28, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will be racing in the streets of Paris.
— Audi Formula E (@audiformulae) April 21, 2018