Return of the champion: Di Grassi in ABT Cupra for 2024 |  FormulaPassion – Formula E

Return of the champion: Di Grassi in ABT Cupra for 2024 | FormulaPassion – Formula E

Great return

The 10th season of Formula E has not yet started, but the driver market is in turmoil: after a double blow from Mahindra, which hired De Vries and Mortara for 2024, it was not clear what direction the Brazilian would take. Lucas Di Grassi, who had interrupted his experience with the Indian team along with Oliver Rowland, who is now ready to start again with Nissan. In the end, the former Formula 1 driver reached an agreement with a romantic taste: from the 2023-2024 world championship, the 39-year-old from Sao Paulo. will return to the ABT Cupra.

Success together

With the German team, Di Grassi has really reached the peak of his Formula E career: as well as establishing himself as one of the most successful drivers in the category (he still holds the record of 40 podiums, 13 wins and 12). fastest laps), Paulista graduated world champion in 2016-2017, while the team is still known as Audi Sport ABT. With the same team. the former F1 driver took part in the series’ first season in 2014-2015, and then left in 2021-2022 to try first the experience at Venturi, and more recently with Mahindra.

Union

Now, for all intents and purposes, it’s a real homecoming: “It’s easy good to go back to ABT – announced South America – not only that I won two titles with this team (builders championship 2017-2018, nr)but I also have endless memories with all the people who work there with great enthusiasm. I couldn’t be more excited to be back after two years and I really look forward to working together. We will give our best to bring back, step by step, the result that the whole team deserves.” So Di Grassi will complete the team line-up after confirmation of the Swiss Nico Müllerwhich he will play with at the end of October in Valencia for pre-season tests: “We are delighted to bring Lucas back to ABT – has announced Hans-Jürgen AbtCEO of ABT group – he was and is a good friend of our whole team and one of the Formula E legends of the last ten years. Ten years ago, ABT was the first German team to join the league and returned as a private team in 2023 after a one-year hiatus.”. To these words of are added those of Thomas BiermaierCEO and Head of ABT Team: “We know the great challenge of fighting international competition as a small customer team. This is why experience, technical knowledge and full passion for a common project are more important to us: with Lucas we have the perfect person for the future.”


FP | Alessandro Prada


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