Published on September 23rd, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Audi to supply Virgin Racing with e-tron FE05
When the ABB FIA Formula E Championship starts its new season in Riyadh on December 15, there will be four drivers on the grid with Audi technology: alongside its own factory team, Audi Sport will also be equipping the British race team Virgin Racing with its newly developed Audi e-tron FE05, including the powertrain.
The Audi e-tron FE05 is an evolution of a successful model. Its predecessor was the most efficient car in many races during the fourth season. It peaked mid-July in New York City when the factory team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler won the teams’ championship.
The centerpiece of the new Audi e-tron FE05, that Virgin Racing will also be using in the future, is the powertrain with the Audi Schaeffler MGU03 motor-generator unit. While the rest of the car is specified for all teams, the manufacturers demonstrate their technical expertise in the powertrain. The Formula E regulations require manufacturers to also make the complete car with its unique powertrain technology and related support available to other teams for a defined price.
This week, Virgin Racing takes delivery of the two new race cars for the 2018/2019 Formula E season at the Audi Sport base in Neuburg an der Donau. The new cooperation does not end with the handover of the race cars. An intensive exchange between the two teams will take place during the season in order to continuously increase the performance level.