Daniel Abt extends deal with Audi Sport ABT

Daniel Abt has signed a new long-term extension with Audi Sport ABT days before his home race at the DHL Berlin ePrix.

The news comes two weeks after championship leader Lucas di Grassi also signed a long-term deal with the German outfit. This mean ABT will retain the same driver line-up for next season.

Speaking about the news, Abt said: “I feel completely at home in Formula E and want to grow together with the series.”

The 22-year-old is the youngest driver on the grid in Formula E. Abt has scored points five times so far, claimed a pole position and finished on the podium for the first time in Miami.

He added: “Formula E is going through a fantastic stage of development that includes exciting races and many cool ideas off the track. I think this series has a great future. I’m delighted to still be on board, and want to grow together with Formula E. I’m obviously very proud that I can race in the future with the team that carries our family name.”

“I’m pleased that our two drivers are fully committed to us and that we can look to the future together with our dream team,” says team boss Hans-Jürgen Abt. “Motorsport is a hectic business, which is why we aim for continuity in such important aspects like technology, partners and drivers to create the greatest possible cohesion and calm within the team.”