I will release a video statement at 6pm today. Too much to put it in a tweet. Thanks for your understanding 🙏🏻
— Daniel Abt (@Daniel_Abt) May 26, 2020
“Daniel Abt did not drive his car in qualifying and the race at the fifth event of the Race at Home Challenge on May 23 himself, but let a professional sim-racer do so,” the Audi statement said. “He directly apologised for this on the following day and accepted the disqualification.
“Integrity, transparency and consistent compliance with applicable rules are top priorities for Audi — this applies to all activities the brand is involved in without exception. For this reason, Audi Sport has decided to suspend Daniel Abt with immediate effect.”
The Audi Formula E team is run by Audi tuning and motorsports specialists Abt Sportsline, which is owned by Abt’s father, Hans-Jurgen Abt.
Organizers of the official Formula E season are hoping to get the 2019-20 championship back underway in July.
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