Daniel Abt Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Daniel Abt and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler proved to be a step above the rest of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Berlin. Abt claimed the Julius Baer Pole Position and surged ahead of the field early en-route to a comfortable win in his hometown BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The German also snagged the bonus point for a fastest lap with a circuit of 1:12.409 during the event. Teammate Lucas di Grassi followed Abt across the line 6.758 seconds later to give Audi Sport a sweepRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer A Championship Statement With half of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season complete, the championship favorite has finally been revealed. Jean-Eric Vergne and Techeetah established themselves as the tour’s top team in a dominant CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix romp, claiming the Julius Baer Pole Award and leading wire-to-wire to earn their second victory of Season Four. The run was Vergne’s third podium and sixth top five in as many races this season. More importantly, it was also a championship statement. “We are incredibly happyRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Three months after his first apparent victory was stripped away by a technical infringement in Hong Kong, Daniel Abt returned to the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Mexico City. Abt took over the lead after an excellent car swap from his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team and drove off to claim Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix, giving Audi their first win of Season 4 and earning his first series victory. The German gained six seconds during the car swaps, taking advantage ofRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer At the end of a chaotic Free Practice 2 in Morocco, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler duo of Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi were left standing a cut above the rest of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship field. Abt laid down a new lap record of 1:19.760 in the closing moments of Saturday’s second pre-qualifying practice to lead the session, snatching the top spot from teammate di Grassi (1:19.898). Sebastien Buemi (1:19.936) ended the session in third, with Mitch Evans (1:20.001), and Nelson Piquet Jr. (1:20.115)Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Daniel Abt’s lost victory in Hong Kong will remain just that – lost. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler announced on Monday their withdrawal from a potential appeal on Abt’s disqualification following Sunday’s HKT Hong Kong E-Prix. https://twitter.com/Daniel_Abt/status/937641456814104576 Abt, 25, appeared to claim his first FIA Formula E victory in the event, taking the checkered flag first in his No. 66 machine. However the German was later disqualified from classification when stewards discovered  a mismatch between part numbers in the technical passport of the car in post-raceRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Shortly after scoring what appeared to be his first FIA Formula E victory in the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix, Daniel Abt has been stripped of the win due to an infringement on his Audi powertrain found during steward review. The penalty gives the victory to Felix Rosenqvist, who overcame an early spin to rise back into contention. Abt, 25, took the checkered flag first on his 25th birthday after rookie Edoardo Mortara spun from the lead with two laps remaining in the event. The Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler duo of Daniel Abt and defending FIA Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi entered Saturday’s HKT Hong Kong E-Prix hopeful to claim a season-opening victory. After 43 laps, they left with disappointment. Abt and di Grassi combined for finishes of fifth and 18th, respectively, after both drivers suffered issues during the first of two races to kick off Season Four of Formula E in Hong Kong. All told, the Audi group ended the day with just 10 points toward the teamRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Season Four for the FIA Formula E championship is underway. The first practice session of the season went to Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams. Buemi laid down a 1:03.310s lap to lead the way in free practice 1 for Saturday’s HKT Hong Kong E-Prix, besting Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans (1:03.776s) and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt (1:03.856s) to lead the way for the Formula E paddock. Lucas di Grassi (1:03.969s) and Sam Bird (1:04.097s) rounded out the top five, with Nicolas Prost (1:04.129s), Nelson Piquet Jr.Read More

Posted On March 25, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Uncategorized

Rebellion Racing Unveils 2015 Driver Lineup

REBELLION Racing have placed entries in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of REBELLION Racing has entered two Rebellion R-One AER powered LMP1 cars in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship and the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours.  Today, the Swiss team is pleased to confirm its six drivers for the coming season. The successful driving trio of the Rebellion R-One car #12 will remain unchanged as Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche will be reunited again in 2015. Together, they won the 2014 LMP1-LRead More