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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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