ABT Sportsline signs di Grassi, Abt
13 February 2014 – ABT Sportsline has signed Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt for the inaugural Formula E season.
Di Grassi, an ex-Formula 1 driver, joins the series after a spell as an Audi works driver, during which time he made selected World Endurance Championship outings and contested the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Abt comes onboard shortly after securing his second season in the GP2 Series and, although the closing three rounds are scheduled to take place after the Formula E campaign gets underway, none are set to clash.
"In Daniel and Lucas we've signed our absolutely ideal pairing," explained team owner Hans-Jürgen Abt.
"My thanks go to Audi who released Lucas for the Formula E commitment. He's been involved in the development of the series right from the beginning and is one of the most sought-after names on the scene – we're proud that he's opted for us."
ABT Sportsline is the first of Formula E's ten teams to confirm its driver line-up for the 2014/2015 season.