Audi has withdrawn from sportscar racing to focus on Formula E. It’s a serious endorsement of the all-electric championship and perhaps an indication that the competition was getting a little too hot in the World Endurance Championship.
The manufacturer ran its Formula E campaign under the Abt name, which is pretty much an in-house motorsport effort for the times that Audi doesn’t want to enter a full works effort. It has now stated its intention to turn the Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport team into a full Audi entry next year.
This is yet more good news for Formula E, as Jaguar Racing, Mahindra, Renault, Citroen and now Audi are involved to some extent. McLaren has signed a [...]