Audi fires Dept.
Daniel Abt loses his Formula E cockpit with immediate effect after not competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Race at Home Challenge.
But that’s not all. Audi is now separating from Daniel Abt. In a statement it says: “Integrity, transparency and the permanent compliance with given rules have top priority for Audi. This applies without exception to all activities in which the brand is involved. For this reason, Audi Sport has decided to suspend Daniel Abt with immediate effect. ”
The virtual Formula E Championship was fatal for Daniel Abt
So far, Daniel Abt has competed in all 63 Formula E races for the Audi Abt team. Only his team-mate Lucas di Grassi and Virgin driver Sam Bird were otherwise involved in all previous runs of the electrical series. Abt won two races in Mexico and Berlin in 2018, but was clearly in the shadow of his stable companion di Grassi.
This should also end Daniel Abt’s racing career. Already last year he explained: “If I don’t get a new contract, it was probably for me in motorsport. I don’t really feel like doing GT3 races or anything like that. ”