KUKA and Formula E

KUKA is partnering with the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team in the international motor sport series for electric cars, the FIA Formula E.

The Formula E racing calendar – 2018/2019

There will be a total of 13 races in the 2018/2019 season. They will be held in twelve major cities on five different continents. You can find a summary of completed, current and upcoming races as well as a report on the latest race here.

Formula E – sustainable and innovative

Formula E, which was launched in September 2014, is the first exclusively electrical racing series for Formula vehicles and has managed to establish itself as an appealing motor sport event for a wide audience in only a short space of time and to inspire the best drivers, teams and manufacturers from around the world.

The racing series provides a competitive environment for the automotive industry in terms of promoting the development of electric cars. Audi's e-tron FE-05 is a good example of a racing car that has been developed into a standard vehicle. The races are held around the globe in the city centers of major cities. In this way, electromobility is showcased where it will be utilized in the future: in the urban environment.

What's more, fans of the racing series are able to make an impact on the races in a completely new way: they can give their favorite driver around 70 hp of additional power for a few seconds using the FanBoost. Unparalleled!

Formula E is perfectly suited to our competence in the areas automotive, eMobility and battery sectors. This is how KUKA has supported the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team since March 2017 as a partner and sponsor; the two companies having the common aspiration to give their best at all times: Peak performance.

Making the difference in Formula E race cars.

The car essentially consists of two main pieces. – One is the same for every manufacturer. That’s the chassis and also the battery. And then for us, in Audi, all of the development we do is on the electric motor, gear box, the rear suspension. So effectively the electric drivetrain – The power delivery. And there we’re now working on several items of performance: One is that we always want to reduce the weight and size. That allows a better exhilaration, but also less mas to move. So it’s better for the energy management.

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

The driver line-up – Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt

The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has put its trust in the successful driving partnership of Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt since the debut season in 2014/15. We are proud to support the team in our role as a partner and to continue to take a collaborative and visionary approach to Formula E racing.

A successful pairing for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi

Profile of Daniel Abt

Date of birth: 3 December 1992
Place of birth: Kempten, Germany
Place of residence: Kempten/Munich, Germany
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Weight: 72 kg

Greatest achievements

1st place 24 hours of Le Mans (LMP1 Private Teams) 2015
1st place ADAC Formel Masters 2009
2nd place GP3 series 2012
7th place Formula E 2016
8th place FIA Formula E 2017

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Daniel Abt

Profile of Lucas di Grassi

Date of birth: August 11, 1984
Place of birth: São Paulo, Brazil
Place of residence: Monaco
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 75 kg

Greatest achievements

1st place FIA Formula E, 2 victories 2017
1st place Macau Grand Prix 2005
2nd place FIA Formula E, 2 victories 2018
2nd place Formula E, 2nd place WEC 2016
2nd place 24 hours of Le Mans 2014
2nd place GP2 series 2007

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Lucas di Grassi

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