Audi Sport driver Daniel Abt revealed that his future is “not in his hands” after the Berlin E-Prix.
The German driver has been with the Audi team since Formula E’s inaugural season. In that time, Abt picked up pole position in Long Beach in the series first season and took victory in Mexico and Berlin last year.
The 25-year old could have had three victories in season four, but was disqualified after taking the chequered flag first in Hong Kong, due to the administration error.
However, teammate Lucas Di Grassi has won a title in the same time period, collecting ten wins and three pole positions.
Abt has been one of the most consistent drivers to score points this season. The young German has scored points in eight of the ten races this season. However, Abt does not think his consistency will be enough to keep his seat at Audi for season six.
“I want to continue – I like being at Audi,” stated Abt. “I also want to stay in Formula E – for me, it’s the only championship I want to race in.
“I think you need some highlights when you want to stay with a team, it always looks better than consistency which I have. I have secured a good amount of points this season, but everything else is not in my hands.
“I hope I stay at Audi but if not, then I need other options.
“I’m talking to other teams – not necessarily German teams – for me to have a backup or to have other options available. You never know what people decide, therefore you have to be prepared.”