To Uruguay with a broad chest
3/16/18 / Warm-Up / Formula E
Uruguay is the final stop for Formula E on its tour of Latin America. Punta del Este – with a population of 10,000 – takes the place of São Paulo, which had originally been planned for the calendar. The tourist resort has previously hosted an E-Prix on two occasions: in Formula E seasons 1 and 2. The race will be held on the 2.785-kilometer Punta del Este Street Circuit located directly on the Atlantic Ocean.
Good times at the Atlantic track
Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has fond memories of its appearances in Punta del Este. In the 2014/2015 Formula E inaugural season, Lucas di Grassi placed third and his teammate, Daniel Abt, drove the fastest race lap. In 2015/2016, Lucas di Grassi crossed the finish line in second position. In the current 2017/2018 season, thanks to Abt’s victory in the most recent event in Mexico, the team achieved its first top result.
Schaeffler in South America since 1970
Schaeffler has a massive presence in South America, with 3,500 employees at its site in Brazil, which in 2018 is celebrating 60 years of operations. Schaeffler also has sales offices in Colombia, Chile, Peru and Argentina, where it has been established since 1970, and now a new office has been inaugurated to expand its business even more. The company also has distribution centers in Cartagena (Colombia) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Technology “made by Schaeffler”
Twelve races at ten events on five continents – the calendar of the innovative Formula E electric racing series is as extensive this season as never before. Three locations – Rome, Santiago de Chile and Zurich – are hosting Formula E races for the first time. The schedule at each event is tight: free practice, qualifying and the race(s) take place within the space of just a few hours.
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