The basic concept for the powertrain of the ABT Schaeffler FE02 remains identical to last year. With this, the team scored three wins and ten podium results. For the 2016/2017 season, the engineers focused on improving many details.
ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport heads off on the Formula E tour around the world with a powertrain that has been improved in many aspects. The ABT Schaeffler MGU01+ – even the name makes it clear that the powertrain is based on the combination of the electric motor and transmission from the successful season two model; in ten races the two pilots Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi scored ten podium positions, three of which were victories.
The engineers of the exclusive technology partner, Schaeffler, have focused on further improving the torque and drive efficiency. Moreover, the weight has been further reduced. The transmission features three gears and has also been further optimized in its efficiency and gearshift times.
“We feel well equipped for the challenges of the third season,” says Prof. Peter Gutzmer, The Chief Technical Officer and Formula E project leader at Schaeffler. “In its first season, our powertrain played an important role in our many successes. So, it quickly became clear that we should not only continue to focus on our proven concept, but also to further develop all aspects of our components. I would like to thank all the engineers who have worked with complete commitment in parallel to our fight for the title, so that we stay competitive and are preferably winning in the future as well.”