Daniel Abt feiert auf dem Formel-E-Podium in Miami

Jubilation on the podium in Miami: In third place Daniel Abt was one of the heroes in the first round of the electric racing series in the United States and helped his Team ABT Sportsline to second place overall.

Until two rounds before the end of the race Daniel Abt even looked like the winner of Formula E’s US debut. After starting from position four the 22-year-old German showed a strong first half of the race and with a perfect pit stop by his team took the lead. However, on the last of the total of 39 race laps Abt had to pay attention to his battery management and reduce speed. Instead of pushing for victory the youngster safely brought third place home, marking his first podium success since a GP3 race in September 2012. “An awesome day! A huge load has come off my chest and I must admit that on the run-off lap I even had some tears in my eyes. This podium marks the end of a tough time for me: although in GP2 and also in the first Formula E races I had the performance something always prevented me from clinching a result in the points. Today everything simply fit together. This success is special also because my whole family was here. Naturally, I’m hoping for this trophy to mark the start of a strong second half of the season in Formula E“, says Abt.

Team ABT Sportsline, the only German outfit in the international field, has scored an amazing fourth time in five races with both drivers. The well-deserved reward: The team based in Kempten advanced to second place in the overall standings.

The round in Miami was the fifth of eleven races of the FIA Formula E Championship that includes visits to Asia, Uruguay, Argentina, the USA, Monaco, Russia, Great Britain and Germany. The sixth race will follow in just three weeks from now and be held in North America as well. On 4 April 2015 Daniel Abt and company will be competing in the streets of Long Beach (USA).

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