26 Oct '16, 7pm

Audi Leaving Le Mans Behind for Formula E Electric Racing Series

Audi Leaving Le Mans Behind for Formula E Electric Racing Series

Audi is leaving its long-standing involvement with FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans series behind, turning its attention to the all-electric FIA Formula E racing series. Rupert Stadler, chairman of Audi’s board, made the announcement to 300 Audi employees Wednesday at the Audi Motorsport headquarters in Neuburg, Germany. That decision was based on keeping Audi competitive in the years to come by bringing “factory-backed commitment” to Formula E. Audi will be using its experience and technical savvy from motorsports at Neuburg, and its expertise in production development at its factories that now includes electric cars. “We’re going to contest the race for the future on electric power,” said Stadler. “As our production cars are becoming increasingly electric, our motorsport cars, as Audi’s technological spearheads, have to even more so.” Audi will be l...

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