Audi e-tron FE05 to start New Year in Morocco

Audi e-tron FE05 to start New Year in Morocco

07.01.2019: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi intend to return to top group Test, data analysis and simulator work as preparation Jamie Green and Nico Müller to participate in rooki




Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi intend to return to top group
   
  
Test, data analysis and simulator work as preparation
   
  
Jamie Green and Nico Müller to participate in rookie test 





The 2019 motorsport year will begin in Africa for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: On Saturday, January 12, the second ABB FIA Formula E Championship race of the season will be held in Marrakesh (Morocco). Following two top-ten finishes at the season opener in December, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi now aim to up the ante in the Audi e-tron FE05.



The premiere of the Formula E season in Saudi Arabia was a round with highs and lows for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi after a difficult qualifying showed strong fightbacks to eigth and ninth place scoring their first points. However, following eight consecutive podiums last season, they went home without a trophy this time. “At the first race weekend in Riyadh, we clearly saw how high the level is and how strong the competition is in Formula E. We learned a lot and took a lot of homework with us to Germany,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass.



Accordingly, the preparation for the second of the 13 round championship was intensive: On the day following the race in Riyadh, Nico Müller, who supports the team as a test and development driver, collected valuable data. The engineers in Neuburg analyzed and evaluated the data.

 

 

 

“Everyone back at home has been very busy making sure we improve and optimize all areas to allow us to be back on track. Our goals are unchanged and aim to be fighting for wins and podiums at each race – starting in Marrakesh,” says Allan McNish, Team Principal of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. As before any race, the team’s preparation again included work in the simulator.




In January 2017, during the third Formula E season, Morocco made its first appearance on the race calendar. The round back then was held in conjunction with the “COP22” UN Climate Conference that took place in Marrakesh at the same time. The 2.971-kilometer “Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan” on the outskirts of the North African metropolis features a mix of a permanent race track and public roads. Popular with photographers are some of the angles that include the snow-covered Atlas Mountains in the background.

 

“The chaotic race day in Riyadh provided us with a really tough start to the season – but that’s history now. We’re traveling to Morocco with self-confidence, optimism and we are fully motivated,” says Lucas di Grassi. “Our expectations have been confirmed.

 

 

The competition in Formula E this season is fiercer than ever before. We’re happy to tackle this challenge and are going to deliver a stronger performance in Marrakesh.” Besides Santiago de Chile and Riyadh, Marrakesh is the only venue in Formula E history at which the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has not been on podium to date.



“Marrakesh is a race with a unique character and totally different track characteristics than Riyadh. The cards are being reshuffled,” says Daniel Abt. “After round one, we had time to concentrate on working on our performance and procedures. I have every confidence in the whole squad that in Marrakesh we’re going to have a different showing than we did at the season opener.”


The race in Marrakesh will start at 4 PM local time and be broadcast live on Eurosport. All international broadcast schedules and channels can be found online at www.fiaformulae.com.




After the race day, another Formula E test day has been scheduled in Marrakesh. Like last year in Morocco and most recently in Riyadh, Nico Müller will take the wheel of one of the two Audi e-tron FE05 cars. The second car will be driven by Jamie Green, who has been racing for Audi in the DTM since 2013. This will be Green’s debut in Formula E.






   
   

               
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