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Audi to Appeal Abt Disqualification

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Team Principal Allan McNish has stated that the team intend to appeal the decision to disqualify Daniel Abt from his maiden victory…

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Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team principal Allan McNish says the team plans to appeal the decision that has resulted in Daniel Abt’s disqualification from Sunday’s second Formula E race of the weekend in Hong Kong.

Abt was disqualified after post-race technical inspection revealed that the FIA security stickers on two components – the inverter and motor – did not match those that were submitted on one of the car’s technical passport.

“The FIA notified us that the barcodes on the MGU and the inverter were not corresponding to the barcode numbers that are on the technical passport. From that process then we have announced our intent to appeal,” McNish told e-racing365.

“We will then follow through the process because it gives us a chance to understand and to look at what has happened in the situation.”

Asked how the mix up could have happened at the beginning of the weekend, McNish said: “This is something that we need to understand.”

McNish confirmed that Abt’s Audi e-tron FE04 inverter and MGU have been sealed by the FIA.

“There’s normally a process that happens when you go through these situations. You have to have a sealing of the situation until it’s resolved,” he said.

Sam Smith is e-racing365’s Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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