Formula E season 2014/2015

Packed with suspense right until the end

Würth Elektronik eiSos has just completed its first season as an ardent motor sports sponsor. Our Formula E racing team, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport (formerly Audi ABT Sportsline), whom we have supported from the outset with our technology, won third place in the team and drivers championship. Congratulations on this wonderful result! Formula E’s premier season was a real cliffhanger with the overall winner decided on the finishing line of the eleventh and final race in London. Nelson Piquet jun. claimed the championship at the very last moment, and our driver Lucas di Grassi had to settle for third place on aggregate.

“In the run-up to the weekend we promised our fans that we would fight up to the last minute for the Formula E title – and we put our hearts and souls into it. We now congratulate Nelson on his championship, and Alain Prost and his team on the constructors’ title. Whoever comes out on top after such a long season is without doubt a deserving champion,” team manager Hans-Jürgen Abt told the press. “Today my thanks go to our mechanics and engineers, and of course to Daniel and Lucas. We kept our cool despite some setbacks, and came back time and again. As I see it, Lucas - who lost out on two certain victories on account of a technical defect and a disqualification through no fault of his own - is a champion even without a title.”

Technology partnership

As the teams will be given more leeway for own engine, gears and engine software developments from the 2015/2016 season on, we are strongly motivated to continue our sponsoring activities as a technology partner. Our long-term objective is to accomplish valuable input for the development of electronic components for e-mobility. In terms of promotion, we are already using Formula E and our “WE speed up the future” motto in various product campaigns, e.g. for WE MAPI, Q+, power modules and wireless power charging coils. Motor sports sponsoring also reinforces our network with other automobile industry players.

Increasingly more companies are realizing the potential that becoming a Formula E sponsor represents for e-mobility. We took on a pioneering role and are now looking forward to an exciting 2015/2016 season. All the best to the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team – we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for you!