The news is rather surprising, the tuner of the German brand Audi – ABT Sportsline just announced they are entering the Formula E Championship although they are better known for tuning of regular combustion engines!
What is even more surprising is that the team adopts the name of ABT Audi Sport, is Audi seeking to enter the Formula E championship by the backdoor!
This name is based on the one used by ABT in DTM as Audi official team...
Audi Sport becomes the seventh team and second European after e.DAMS the French team and with also the latest announcement, Japanese team Super Aguri that already competed in F1.
“As a company that has been active in the field of regenerative powertrains and electric mobility we’re convinced of the series’ concept. It’s innovative, delivers motorsport at the highest level and a great show for fans around the world – all of which are a perfect fit for ABT Sportsline.”
At least three other teams should be announced before the official launch of the series in September 2014.