Misfortune costs Abbot a podium place
After his victory in Mexico City, Daniel Abt has to start his career in Uruguay at the age of 14. That’s all there is to it. The reason is an accident, since Abt was already in third place.
Two weeks after the triumph in Mexico City, Formula E driver Daniel Abt in Uruguay after a misfortune with a 14th place in the race. I’ll have to make do with it.
The driver from Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler had fought his way up to third place after a quick change of vehicle at the pit stop, but had to return to the pits after only one lap to fasten his seat belts properly and clearly missed the podium.
Best German at the victory of the Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) was Maro Engel (Venturi) in tenth place. Abt celebrated the first victory of a German racing driver in the electrical series at the beginning of March.
In the overall standings, the 25-year-old dropped one place back to seventh place, but remains the best German ahead of Nick Heidfeldt (Mahindra/11.), Andre Lotterer (Techeetah/12.) and Engel (16.).
Second place in Uruguay went to Abts team-mate and defending champion Lucas di Grassi (Brazil), Lotterer finished twelfth. Former Formula 1 driver Heidfeld had to break off the race prematurely, as he did in Mexico. His Mahindra lay on the track again and could no longer be started.
The seventh of a total of twelve races is scheduled for 14. April in Rome. The 19th. Mai the Formula E is a guest in Berlin.