ABT CUPRA picks Tramnitz and Tambay ahead of Berlin Rookie Test

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ABT CUPRA picks Tramnitz and Tambay ahead of Berlin Rookie Test

Adrien Tambay and Tim Tramnitz will join ABT CUPRA for the Formula E Rookie Test in Berlin next Monday, 24 April.


Tambay, the reigning champion of ETCR from France and German Tramnitz, who is only 18 years old, will get the chance to get to know the third generation of the purely electric single-seater on the track in Berlin for one day. Both have already familiarized themselves with the circuit in the simulator in Kempten.

“We’re looking forward to spending the day together with these two guys. The aim is for them to have fun, get to know Formula E and at the same time gather data that will help our engineers prepare for the second half of the season,” says ABT CEO and team principal Thomas Biermaier. “Adrien, who previously competed for ABT in the DTM, returns for a day as a seasoned champion in CUPRA colors. And Tim has often proven his talent as a supported driver of the ADAC Sports Foundation – now I’m excited about the Formula E test.”


Tambay completed a total of 66 DTM races for ABT between 2012 and 2015 and celebrated the title in the ETCR electric touring car championship with CUPRA in 2022.

“It’s a great feeling to work with the guys again and see a lot of familiar faces,” says Tambay. “After successful years in touring cars, it’s also exciting to be back in a single-seater, continuing my journey with CUPRA. I’m delighted to have the trust of ABT and CUPRA and will do my best to support the team in their comeback year.”

Tramnitz is a Motorsport Team Germany supported squad driver and has been part of the ADAC Sports Foundation squad for six years, including finishing runner-up in the Italian and German Formula 4 championships in 2021.

“The invitation for our driver Tim Tramnitz to take part in the rookie test in Berlin is confirmation of the successful work of the ADAC Sports Foundation with the Motorsport Team Germany project,” says a delighted Hermann Tomczyk, Chairman of the Foundation Board. “This test was made possible by Team ABT CUPRA and we would like to express our sincere thanks to the successful team from Kempten. We are sure that Tim will receive the best support and care there to learn as much as possible during this test.”


“I am really looking forward to the rookie test in Berlin,” says Tim Tramnitz. “For the opportunity I would like to thank ABT CUPRA especially. The test came about at short notice through the mediation of the ADAC Sports Foundation with Motorsport Team Germany. Together with the ABT team, the foundation is helping me to get to Berlin on Sunday evening after my race in the Formula Regional European Championship in Imola, so that I am ready for action on Monday morning. To be able to gain initial experience in a Formula E race car with such a professional and experienced team as ABT CUPRA is a great opportunity and a special challenge for me.”