NOW AND THEN

DANIEL ABT

Daniel Abt is a passionate racer. At the age of only 23 he exudes an unusual air of a seasoned campaigner. Not surprisingly though – because he has been firmly focused on motorsport ever since his early childhood days. At the mere age of seven Abt sits in karts in pursuit of triumphs. It soon becomes clear that the future holds promising prospects of a motorsport career for the ambitious racing driver. Abt contests his first professional season in the 2008 ADAC Formel Masters. 

Furthermore, Abt debuts in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Rebellion Racing the same year and brilliantly masters his baptism of fire. The driver from Kempten, Germany, spends nearly eight hours at the wheel of the privately fielded sports car of the Rebellion team and, together with his teammates Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori, wins the classification for LMP1 privateer drivers in what is arguably the world’s most famous car race. 

FORMULA E PODIUM IN MIAMI
After finishing GP3 as the runner-up Abt, in the following season, moves up to the GP2 series, the stage preceding the pinnacle of racing, Formula One. There he gathers important experience for the new FIA Formula E Championship launched in 2014 in which Abt competes from the very beginning. In 2015, in Miami, at the electric racing series’ first round in the United States, he clinches third place for Team ABT Sportsline, celebrating his first Formula E podium.

DEBUT AT LE MANS
Furthermore, Abt debuts in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Rebellion Racing the same year and brilliantly masters his baptism of fire. The driver from Kempten, Germany, spends nearly eight hours at the wheel of the privately fielded sports car of the Rebellion team and, together with his teammates Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori, wins the classification for LMP1 privateer drivers in what is arguably the world’s most famous car race.

THREE 2015/2016 PODIUMS

Abt finished the 2015/2016 Formula E Season an overall seventh, an improvement of four ranks from his debut year. The ambitious racing driver from Allgäu celebrated on the podium three times. His personal highlight: a second place finish in his home race at the Berlin ePrix.