Di Grassi is among the most successful drivers in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship history and is an ever-present in the series, and ABT - under the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler guise - was the team that helped steer him to top spot in the Drivers' table back in 2016/17.
The Brazilian returns to the squad where he enjoyed a successful seven-year spell for the second GEN3 campaign, and CUPRA's second season in partnership with ABT, after a spell at Mahindra Racing in Season 9 and at Venturi prior to that.
“We are happy that we have brought Lucas back to ABT – he was and is a good friend of our whole team and is one of Formula E’s greats of the past ten years,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the ABT Group.
Ten years ago, ABT was the first German team to join the championship and returned as a private team in 2023 after a one-year break. “We know about the great challenge of battling against international competition as a small customer team,” says Thomas Biermaier, ABT CEO and Team Principal. “That's why experience, technical know-how and full passion for the joint project count all the more for us – with Lucas, we have the perfect man on board for the future.”
The 39-year-old's Formula E CV is as strong as it gets. Di Grassi has won the most trophies of all Formula E drivers (40), taken the most victories (13) and the most TAG Heuer Fastest Laps (12) plus, he is one of only two drivers to have been on the podium at least once in every season.
“It just feels great to be back with ABT,” says Lucas di Grassi. “Not only did I win two titles with this team, but I also have endless memories with all the people who work there with so much passion. I couldn’t be more excited to return after two years and I’m really looking forward to working together. Together, we will give our all to get back, step by step, the results that the whole team deserves.”
Lucas di Grassi will compete alongside Nico Mueller for the first time for his new old team at the official ABB FIA Formula E World Championship tests in Valencia. All drivers of the championship will meet in Spain from 23 to 27 October to prepare for the season.