Electricity and motorsport this concept has appeared every now and again More than 100 years ago it wasn t at all clear that the combustion engine would lead the race The first car that broke the 100 km h barrier was the La Jamais Contente from 1899 a rolling battery with a torpedo shaped design and e machine In recent years hybrid racecars competed at Le Mans like the Panoz Q9 GTR 1 Hybrid from 1998 and the Audi R18 e tron quattro and Porsche 919 hybrid each winning on three occasions Formula E goes one step further in its de but 2014 2015 season for the first time a pure electric pow ered single seater race series is held worldwide in the biggest megacities on this planet with a Fédération Internationale de l Automobile FIA title in which high profile teams and drivers compete against one another ABT and Schaeffler from day one have been doing pioneering work in this racing series that will establish itself as a widely noticed sports stage and develop ment laboratory for electric mobility 1 1 First time In June 2014 the Audi Sport ABT Formula E team completes its first test kilometers for the forthcoming season in Donington England The still entirely naked racer uses a standard chassis Spark Dallara standard motor McLaren and standard electronics 2 What a start Lucas di Grassi wins the first ever Formula E race Following his victory in Bejing the Brazilian also celebrates five more times on the podium In a thrilling title fight which runs all the way to the final he must ultimately settle for third overall 3 Clearly visible Schaeffler is an integral partner of the project 4 Here s to a good cooperation In mid August about one month before the season starts ABT announces the cooperation with Schaeffler as exclusive technology partner Schaeffler Chief Technology Officer Prof Peter Gutzmer left and team boss Hans Jürgen Abt upon signing the contract 6 2014 2015 season

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