With plenty of visible carbon fibre and a conspicuously bright orange livery which accentuate the lines across the whole car: The Audi e-tron FE06 clearly appears even more aggressive than its predecessor in which Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi achieved the runner-up position for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in the hard-fought team’s championship last season. The fully electric race car will make its racing debut in Ad Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on November 22/23. Next week, motorsport fans will be able to see the FE06 at the Audi booth at the IAA (Hall 3).
"Compliments to the design team at Audi," says the most successful German Formula E driver Daniel Abt. "I've been keeping track of the visual development over the last few weeks and think the result is brilliant – the car simply looks aggressive and fast." His teammate, Lucas di Grassi, is sure: "The fans are going to immediately recognise our car from the grandstands or on television. Each livery in the five seasons has had its own unique character, but the FE06 is my favourite. Now it’s up to the whole team to also make it a success."
While Audi pursued new paths with the design, including the selection of the orange that takes cues from the color palette in which the road-going Audi e-tron was previously presented, the team relies on continuity in all other respects: Abt and di Grassi, the most successful driver pairing in the entire field will start their sixth season together.
The schedule before the first race is tight: Following the intensive private testing phase in Germany and Europe and the preparation of the two race cars during the next few weeks, the team will travel to Valencia in the middle of October for the official Formula E pre-season test, where all of the teams and drivers will meet for three days. At the beginning of November, the cars and equipment will be loaded to be airfreighted to Ad Diriyah.