As a result of his fifth place in Sanya, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler made up further ground in the teams' classification of the Formula E Championship.
Audi driver Daniel Abt also scored points in the sixth E-Prix of the season. As a result of his fifth place in Sanya, China, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler made up further ground in the teams' classification of the Formula E Championship. Before the European season of Formula E starts in Rome, Italy, on 13 April, the title defenders are only one point behind the front runners.
In conditions of high temperatures and extreme humidity, the final stage of the first E-Prix, held in the tourist resort on the Southern Chinese Hainan Island, was particularly action-packed. From fourth on the grid, Daniel Abt was in contention for a podium finish in the group of front runners before the safety car was deployed and the race was red-flagged.
His teammate, Lucas di Grassi, fought back from sixth on the grid in his Audi e-tron FE05 and was directly behind Abt when he was taken out of the race by a collision caused by Sebastien Buemi on the penultimate lap. "That was extremely frustrating, because today we could have taken the championship lead," said the Brazilian. "Up until that point, it was a great race."