The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team’s 2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship challenger, the e-tron FE06, will run with a new colour scheme as the German outfit attempts to reclaim its position as a title frontrunner.
The team will run continue to field drivers Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt for a sixth consecutive season – the longest driver partnership in the all-electric championship’s history – with the duo having already chalked up 12 wins and 40 podium finishes between them.
The pair helped the team to finish second in the Teams’ Championship standings behind DS Techeetah, with di Grassi claiming two wins in Mexico City and Berlin to remain in championship contention until the last race in New York. Abt scored points in all but two races, finishing seventh in the points table.
Seeking to reclaim the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championship titles, the squad has opted for a new colour scheme for the upcoming season.
“The fans are going to immediately recognise our car from the grandstands or on television,” di Grassi said of the FE06’s paint job. “Each livery in the five seasons has had its own unique character, but the FE06 is my favourite. Now it’s up to the whole team to also make it a success.”
Abt added: “Compliments to the design team at Audi. I’ve been keeping track of the visual development over the last few weeks and think the result is brilliant – the car simply looks aggressive and fast.”
The FE06 will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show before making its open track debut in the official pre-season test at Valencia on October 15-18 before the season-opening Ad Diriyah ePrix in Saudi Arabia on November 22.
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