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Audi Unveils New Livery for 2019-20

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler unveils a new look for the 2019-20 Formula E season…

Photo: Audi Sport

The third Audi Formula E car to be entered again under the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler banner will race with a fresh livery for the 2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season.

Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will race the Audi e-tron FE06 as they embark on a sixth season as teammates.

The car is set to be unveiled publicly at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

Audi has carried out most of its testing at Circuit Mallorca but has also run at Vaalerbanen in Norway this summer.

The new car features a striking part orange livery, while the team has also added car care products company Sonax to its list of partners.

Audi has used the orange hue in several previous factory cars, most notably on the Audi Quattro Group B rally cars in the early 1980s and on its Trans-Am 200 Quattro in the late 1980s.

“Compliments to the design team at Audi,” said 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.”

Biermaier Becomes ABT Sportsline CEO

ABT Sportsline, the motorsport affiliate of Audi Sport, has announced that Thomas Biermaier will become its new CEO beginning on Oct. 1.

Biermaier previously held the position of sporting director and has worked for ABT Sportsline for almost twenty years.

“I look forward to this new challenge and appreciate the trust that Hans-Juergen Abt has placed in me,” said Biermaier.

“For me, ABT is like a big family with tremendous employees, a fantastic atmosphere and many exciting opportunities.

“I’m proud of now having the chance to participate in shaping the company’s future with support by a strong team even more intensively than before.”

Biermaier attended Formula E races in his previous role but is expected to take a step back from the Formula E program as he takes on his new position.

Florian Modlinger, who has been working as technical director motorsport at ABT Sportsline since the beginning of 2018, has been promoted to the role of director of operations and will be responsible for technical operations and fielding in all motorsport projects.

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has kept continuity in its technical staff with Allan McNish as team principal and Tristan Summerscale as project manager.

Summerscale says that “improvements throughout” the technical package for next season is what the team is majoring on during ongoing manufacturer testing.

“We are working on finding lots of small gains in certain areas,” Summerscale told e-racing365 in July.

“But these gains all add up to something that could be telling over an entire season. We have seen how close it has been this season and I have no doubt this will continue in Season Six.”

Photo: Audi Sport

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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    Hugo Jenkins

    September 9, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Who designs these liveries? You’d think they’d go for more interesting designs given the nature of the series. So boring! And strikingly similar to the Porsche as well.

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