Lucas Di Grassi Victory Sees Audi Win German Manufacturer Battle At BMWi Berlin E-Prix

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Lucas Di Grassi Victory Wins Berlin E-Prix

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Audi won the battle of the German big beasts in Berlin as Season 3 champion Lucas Di Grassi claimed his second ABB FIA Formula E Championship win of the season to roar back into Drivers’ Championship contention.

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Di Grassi took just seven minutes to overturn Stoffel Vandoorne and pole-sitter Sebastien Buemi from third place and quickly opened a big gap for the entirety of the race as Audi made it two wins in two years.

Audi’s major local rival BMW had to settle for fourth through Antonio Felix Da Costa. Buemi took second place, his first podium of the season, after some excellent use of Attack Mode to take back the position from the BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver who soon dropped behind Jean-Eric Vergne.  

Reigning champion Vergne was back to his tenacious best as he carved through the opposition from eighth position and maintained his position at the top of the Drivers Standings while teammate Andre Lotterer was forced out of the race with battery issues.

The result saw the top five drivers in the Championship take a big step away from the chasing pack with Vergne leading Di Grassi by six points at the top.

The Championship now takes a short break ahead of a debut race in Bern on June 22..

 

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About the ABB FIA Formula E Championship:

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the closest, most intense and progressive category in

motorsport, bringing electrifying racing to the streets against the backdrop of landmarks, skyscrapers and skylines in some of the world’s most famous and recognisable cities - such as Hong Kong, Rome, Paris and New York.

Formula E enters a new and exciting era in season five with the competitive debut of the next

generation car. The striking new model boasts a distinctive futuristic design and demonstrates a clear

step-up in performance with almost double the energy storage capacity - allowing teams and drivers

to complete a full race distance at higher speeds without needing to swap cars. The Gen2 car is a

testament to the ongoing advancements in battery and electric vehicle technology in the space of only

four years.

 

The fifth edition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will see 11 teams and 22 drivers tackle a

variety of challenging circuits in 12 cities - across five continents - in a bid to be crowned champion.

Formula E will be making its debut in the Middle East on December 15 for the season-opener in Ad

Diriyah, with the championship once again coming to a close in New York City over the course of two

days on July 13 & 14.

 

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infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is

writing the future of industrial digitalisation with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from

any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As

title partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the fully-electric international FIA motorsport

class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates

in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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Lucas Di Grassi Victory Sees Audi Win German Manufacturer Battle At BMWi Berlin E-Prix

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Lucas Di Grassi claims his second ABB FIA Formula E Championship win of the season

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