Showtime in New York

We can look forward to an exciting final weekend, because theoretically eight drivers still have a chance of winning the title - it has never been so close in the history of the electric series!

As in the previous four seasons, the Formula E title fight will only be decided this time last weekend. Before the two races in New York (July 13th and 14th) Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and Lucas di Grassi are second in the team and driver championships.

Two races will be held at the grand finale in New York. For a victory there are 25 points, three points for the pole position and one point for the fastest race lap driven within the top ten.

This means that a total of 58 points will be awarded for this so-called "double header".

And Lucas di Grassi is within striking distance - he travels to the USA 32 points behind defending champion Jean-Éric Vergne. Team-mate Daniel Abt follows only 23 points behind in eighth place. The maximum yield for the team is 94 points. Nothing has been decided yet!

Looking forward to New York with Daniel Abt and the whole team. We keep our fingers crossed!

We have nothing to lose, but much to gain.

Allan McNish, Teamchef Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler

"We started the season with the aim of winning races and fighting for all the titles right up to the end - we managed that," says team boss Allan McNish. And of course the drivers are highly motivated as well:

"As long as we have a mathematical chance, we'll give everything. We've proven more than once in the past that we like the role of the hunter," says Lucas di Grassi. Indeed, last year Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler made up 33 points in the two final races and became team champion.

"New York is a mega city with a circuit I really enjoy," says Daniel Abt, who was on the podium twice last year in front of the Manhattan skyline. Abt scored points in nine of eleven races this season - the best value among all 22 drivers.

Eurosport broadcasts live

The venue of the two final races is the 2.320 kilometre circuit in Brooklyn with a view of Manhattan for the third time. It leads directly along the banks of Upper New York Bay, which separates Manhattan and Brooklyn. The New York E-Prix will start on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. local time (10 p.m. CEST) and will last as usual over 45 minutes plus one lap. Eurosport broadcasts live, ZDF shows the race in live stream at www.zdfsport.de.

Video: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi about the race in New York

(Video opens on the Audi MediaTV page)

 

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