“Audi’s reaction is exaggerated”
Daniel Abt is rid of his cockpit after a cheat campaign. Was this reaction from Audi exaggerated or justified? A comment.
Daniel Abt no longer drives for Audi in Formula E
That he now justifies his offense by saying that everything was just a joke is credible on the one hand, but not on the other. Yes, this is not about prize money or reputation. If Abbot is first, he has none of it. If he is last, he also has nothing to fear. So it’s absolutely credible that he didn’t want to cheat to do better.
Yes, Daniel Abt is right when he says that everything has nothing to do with real racing. But interviews gave it, made PR appointments or didn’t sign autographs. But that’s part of it. And it also means that you take part in such a compulsory event, which is also carried out for UNICEF and therefore for a good cause.
That’s why Abbot now admits: “Yes, I made a mistake.”
Nevertheless, I consider Audi’s reaction to be exaggerated. Yes, the auto industry itself had to face serious cheating accusations recently – a tough policy of honesty and fairness is appropriate. Even with Audi’s past in motorsport. At this point I just remember the “push it out” affair in the DTM.