Anniversary: ABT CUPRA ahead of its 100th Formula E race

AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ, MEXICO - JANUARY 11: ABT CUPRA Formula E Team photo during the Mexico City ePrix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Thursday January 11, 2024 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Sam Bagnall / LAT Images)

From the surprise victory in the first race in Formula E history in 2014 to two titles in seasons three and four and the comeback after a one-year break last season: ABT will contest its 100th Formula E race in Mexico on Saturday. Stickers with the anniversary logo on the car and in the garage as well as a team photo before the first track action are small signs of the celebrations. Incidentally, this will be Lucas di Grassi’s 85th race with ABT and the number 16 for Nico Müller.

Premiere: DF1 broadcasts Formula E with Daniel Abt at the microphone
He’s back: Daniel Abt will join the Formula E broadcasts on ServusTV and DF1 as an expert and co-commentator. After the surprising withdrawal of ProSieben, the new channel DF1, which took over the license from ServusTV, is the new home of the championship in Germany. The ServusTV team will be on location in Mexico for the first time with presenter Andreas Gröbl, while Daniel Abt will be commentating from the studio in Salzburg with Daniel Goggi.

Love of his homeland: Lucas di Grassi unveils new helmet design
With his new helmet design, which Lucas di Grassi has unveiled at the season opener in Mexico, the Brazilian pays homage to his homeland and racing legend Ayrton Senna. « The design with the stripes is basically the same, but now it’s the Brazilian colours – which also match my car perfectly, » says di Grassi.

Behind the scenes: « Unplugged » tells the story of the ABT comeback
‘Triumph and tragedy’ is the headline of the episode of ‘Formula E Unplugged’, which is entirely dedicated to the comeback of the ABT CUPRA team, its fight for points and the sensation at the home race in Berlin. The 25-minute episode shows previously unpublished images, lots of emotions and moments from the past season. Available now on the Formula E YouTube channel, all links at

New family member: Lucas di Grassi is now a CUPRA brand ambassador
On Friday before the race, CUPRA and Lucas di Grassi announced a new partnership: The race driver will now represent the CUPRA brand as an ambassador. On race day in Mexico, Markus Haupt (Vice-President for Production and Logistics) and Dr. Werner Tietz (Vice-President of R&D) will support the team in the garage.