Hans-Jürgen Abt’s team is the only German squad in the Formula E field, and competes in the series with support from car manufacturer Audi. For the second season of the all-electric series, the squad keeps the same driver line-up of Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi and Germany’s Daniel Abt, son of team principal Hans- Jürgen.
Based in the Allgäu region of Bavaria, the ABT team has successfully run the Audi factory team in the DTM for many seasons, and last year branched out into single seaters with the inaugural Formula E season. It was not ABT’s first foray into single seaters however – the team has competed in Formel ADAC and Formula Three in the past.
After finishing third in last season’s teams’ championship, the same position as di Grassi finished in the drivers’ standings, the team will be aiming to take both crowns this year – and will hope that their new powertrain, built by fellow German company Schaeffler, can help them achieve that goal.