Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has sent a total of 10 containers and boxes containing two complete Audi e-tron FE06 cars, plus spare parts and equipment, to Saudi Arabia ahead of the new Formula E season.
Logistics company DHL picked up the crates at the team’s base in Kempten and hauled them to Stuttgart Airport, from where they will be flown directly to Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh. The team will be allowed to open the cargo boxes in the pit lane on November 19, at 9am.
Following the first two races, the cars will then travel directly to Chile and from there to one race after the other. The crates will only return to Kempten after the Formula E finale next July.
Any in-season work on the race cars can only be performed in the trackside garages – something that is unique in international motorsport and poses a challenge for team mechanics, engineers and logisticians.