Audi, which has already collaborated with ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport when it comes to Formula E racing, is now set to take an even more active part in e-racing. It will be taking over ABT Sportsline's place on the grid.
By doing so Audi does not intend to break off the former collaboration, but it will take the wheel within the team, including cooperating with ABT Sportsline (they will still develop racing cars for e-racing) as well as Schaeffler (Audi's partner in technological endeavours), with whom they are currently working on a brand new powertrain to be fielded next season. This will make Audi the first car maker to actively partake in Formula E championship. The e-racing team will henceforth be named Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.
Audi, ABT and Schaeffler have been working together ever since Formula E's inaugural season in 2014. In the 29 races held to date, team's drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi scored 23 podium places, including five victories. Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport is also the current runner-up in the championship.