“During post-race scrutineering, the Technical Stewards had noted a mismatch between part numbers in the technical passport and the car. The exclusion from the classification was made even though the parts are identical and all fully correspond to homologation,” said a statement from Audi.
Allan McNish team principal of the Audi Formula E team felt Abt drove a fantastic race and that the issue gave Abt no advantage during the race what so ever.
“Daniel (Abt) drove fantastically on both days and absolutely deserves this victory. What we are apparently suspected of is an administrative mistake in the car’s passport that didn’t give us any advantage at all. We want the opportunity to be able to clarify all details, that’s why we’ve announced the intent to appeal,” said McNish.