HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Formula E team of ABT Schaeffler Audi has reason to celebrate, as the team took two podium finishes after its latest Formula E Grand Prix race in Long Beach, Calif. on April 2. Driver Lucas di Grassi of the ABT Schaeffler Audi team took first place, while teammate Daniel Abt came in third place.
"This is another exciting win for the ABT Schaeffler Audi team," said Prof. Dr. Peter Gutzmer, chief technology officer, Schaeffler. "The performance of the ABT Schaeffler FE01 car is a testament to our engineers who continually push the envelope and seek out the competition – both in volume production and in motorsports."
The 1.3 mile circuit consisted of 41 laps on the outskirts of Los Angeles and lasted approximately 43 minutes. The Formula E series now leaves the Americas, after races in Buenos Aries, Mexico City and Long Beach, to kick off the spring / summer portion in Europe.
The next stop – the FIA Formula E Visa Paris ePrix – is the newest addition to the Formula E calendar. The track will weave around the iconic Les Invalides building with the Eiffel Tower prominent in the background. This seventh race of the season will take place on Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m. CET.
The Schaeffler Group is a leading global integrated automotive and industrial supplier. The company stands for the highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability. The Schaeffler Group makes a key contribution to "Mobility for tomorrow" with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 12.1 billion in 2014. With around 84,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.
Schaeffler is a recognized development partner for global automakers and suppliers. To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico. The company's 600 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 6,400 global R&D engineers, drive development in the region by utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. For more information, please visit www.schaeffler.us
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