Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler right in the middle of the Formula E title fight

The current Formula E season has so far exceeded all expectations - five exciting races with decisions in the final metres, five different winners and a close battle at the top of the standings.

The Audi e-tron FE05 in front of a crowded backdrop - in Sanya, many enthusiastic fans are looking forward to a thrilling race for the top of the table.

Formula E returns to China with the guest race in Sanya. Sanya, located in Hainan, the southernmost province of the PR China, is a popular holiday destination with its sandy beaches. The 2.236-kilometre circuit with three tight hairpins promises another exciting race with many overtaking manoeuvres.

A run in the middle of a holiday resort with white sandy beaches - Formula E always manages to find extraordinary locations. It's nice that we have another run on the Chinese mainland, because we have always been warmly and enthusiastically received there.

Daniel Abt, driver Team Audi Abt Schaeffler

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in top 3 of driver and team standings

Lucas di Grassi is now back at the front after his 29th podium finish at the Hong Kong race and will reach for the top of the standings next Saturday in Sanya. Only two points separate the Brazilian from champions Sam Bird. Team mate Daniel Abt is one of only two pilots in the field who have been scored. This also makes itself felt in the team standings, in which Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in second place after the fifth of 13 runs of the season in stroke distance
rank.

The sixth round of the Formula E season starts in Sanya on Saturday at 3 p.m. local time (8 a.m. MEZ) and leads as usual over 45 minutes plus one round. Eurosport broadcasts live from China, ARD also shows the race in livestream at daserste.de.

It´s all about the people and the electric drivetrain.

The driver is very important for the success of the race. From a technical point of view the activation, the mechanical workings, the software and the software development are important too. In the formula E the focus is very much on the electric motor and its development. But Allan McNish, ex-Formula 1 driver, is believing in the people: The people design the software, the people design the hardware, and their philosophy and way of working, to make sure we have a car that is complementing each other - and then in the end the driver. That´s the key.

James Wang, KUKA CEO in China, and Allan McNish ex-Formula 1 driver and Formula E expert

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