Formula E: virtual Berlin race: scandal surrounding Daniel Abt

Daniel Abt scandal

The German winning streak in Formula E just bursts at the home race in Berlin. In addition, there is a scandal about Audi driver Daniel Abt.

AEven in a virtual race, you can collect real penalties – and trigger a scandal. In the Race at Home Challenge event of the ABB FIA Formula E in Berlin, Daniel Abt did not drive himself, but left professional Simracer Lorenz Hörzing behind the wheel of the virtual Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler. When this became known, it put a heavy punishment against the German: Abbot was disqualified, loses all points from the challenge and has to donate 10,000 euros to a non-profit organization of his choice.

Hörzing temporarily led the race on behalf of Abt and ended up in third place.


Pascal Wehrlein leads the table

Abt shows regret: “I would like to apologize to Formula E, all fans, my team and my driver colleagues for using external help during the race on Saturday. I didn’t take it as seriously as I should have. I am particularly sorry because I know how much work the Formula E organization put into this project. ”

This scandal is certainly not conducive to Abbot right now. After Audi’s exit from the DTM, many stars squinted at his Formula E cockpit (read more HERE).
Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams) won the race – which caused the German winning streak to break at the virtual ePrix in Berlin. Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra) moved up to third after Abt’s disqualification and kept the table top: with 85 points, he was ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne (78) and Maximilian Günther (73).
Meanwhile, Kevin Siggy continues to dominate the Challenger classification for professional Simracer for BMW-Andretti. This brings him closer to a real Formula E test.


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