Audi trades Le Mans all nighters for Formula E
AUDI has announced it will swop its endurance racing for the new electric formula 1.
This means the last of all Audi’s endurance races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, end this year.
Speaking to 300 employees of the motorsport department last week, chair of Audi’s Board of Management, Rupert Stadler, put this strategic decision in the context of the current burdens on the brand, pointing out that it was important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the years ahead.
The Formula E Championship matches the strategy of offering fully battery-electric models year by year starting in 2018.
The commitment in the DTM, remains unchanged but no final decision has yet been made concerning a future involvement in the FIA World Rallycross Champs. — WR.