Abt hopeful of NIO 333 drive in season 7

Daniel Abt is hopeful that he can continue in Formula E with the NIO 333 Racing team in season seven. 

The German driver was let go by Audi after an esports infraction where he used sim-racer Lorenz Hoerzing to drive in his place during the Race At Home Challenge.

The Chinese team offered the 27-year old a lifeline to compete in the final six races after Ma Qing Hua was unable to race in Berlin due to travel restrictions put in place as a result of the pandemic.

When asked about his plans for season seven, Abt stated that he would like to race in Formula E next season and if an opportunity arose at NIO 333 for him to race next season he would strongly consider it.

“I certainly hope that I will be in Formula E next season,” said Abt. “I want to stay in Formula E. I have enjoyed my time at NIO and they have everything possible to ensure that I settle into the team as quickly as possible.

“We will talk about next season, but as always I will see what my options are and what I want to do. If an opportunity comes up with NIO for next season I would be happy with that, especially after how well they have treated me over these past couple of months.”

Abt felt that the NIO 333 car was challenging to drive, but he did thank the Chinese team for the opportunity to take part in his home races.

“The last two rounds were quite tough. We failed to score any points, but I tried my best, and fought until the final lap! I would like to thank the team for giving me the opportunity to take part in my home race. We had a fun time working together. It is now time to have a rest, and then start training for the next season.”

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