26 Oct '16, 11am

Audi quits WEC and Le Mans for Formula E

Audi quits WEC and Le Mans for Formula E

Audi will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series. Speaking to 300 employees of the motorsport department on Wednesday morning, Chairman of the 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. That is why the Board of Management had decided to terminate Audi’s commitment in endurance racing. In the future, Audi will be using the know-how and skills of the motorsport experts from Neuburg and Neckarsulm partially in motorsport and partially in production development. “We’re going to contest the race for the future on electric power,” says Stadler...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2016/10/audi-quits-wec-le-m...

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