The German manufacturer believe they can achieve similar results to the Envision Virgin Racing team who were fighting for the race win in Diriyah with Robin Frijns using the Audi powertrain.
In the opening races, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler scored a total of 19 points and René Rast narrowly missed the podium with fourth place on Friday.
“The results so far do not reflect our true strength,” says McNish. “Nevertheless, all of the Audi e-tron FE07 cars were very quick at Diriyah. With this experience, some more testing and intensive preparation, all of this together has given our team and drivers additional confidence and a spring in the step. Now we want to reward our hard work with trophies.”
Lucas Di Grassi is looking forward to the challenge of the new circuit layout in Rome, and is hopeful that overtaking will still be a possibility this weekend.
“With the almost completely new design for Rome, the FIA and Formula E have once again done a great job of making Formula E even more exciting,” says Lucas di Grassi, who advises Formula E and the FIA along with other drivers on issues such as track layouts. “The new layout is fantastic. It has longer and faster straights and offers more overtaking opportunities. I’m sure the fans will love it, I can’t wait to finally race there.”