april 12, 2019 - Audi

Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Rome

Formula E is back in Europe. ZDF will air live coverage of the E-Prix from the Italian capital on Saturday.


For the first time, German TV station ZDF will show a Formula E race on its main channel. Starting at 3.45 PM CEST, presenter Katja Streso and commentator Gary Paubandt will report live from Rome. Earlier on Saturday at at 11.30 AM, the qualifying session can be watched on a live stream at zdfsport.de. On the Tuesday before the race, ZDF-Morgenmagazin, the channel’s morning program, provided live reports during a visit to Audi’s Motorsport Department in Neuburg.

Sports legend Chris Hoy is accompanying #lucasdigrassi for a TV documentary this weekend. Cycling pro Hoy won six Olympic gold medals and became world champion in track cycling eleven times. As part of a film shoot for Motor Trend, the Scot also had the opportunity to drive a current Formula E car in Rome.

Italian ski racer and reigning Super G world champion Dominik Paris is one of Audi’s guests at the E-Prix in Rome. In total, #Audi Italia is expecting nearly 200 guests this weekend.

A special mission for #danielabt and #lucasdigrassi: On Thursday, the two Formula E drivers ventured into Rome’s urban traffic as pizza delivery men on eco-friendly electric scooters. The mechanics and engineers of the #Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team were delighted about the pizza delivery, but criticized that the pizzas had suffered massive damage during the trip.

At the #Audi booth in the trackside E-Village, fans are able to virtually pit themselves against #danielabt and #lucasdigrassi. In the Audi #unraceable VR Simulator,the #Audi drivers set lap times on a fictitious race track that race visitors will be able to compare themselves against on Saturday.