Audi has introduced Rene Rast because the substitute of Daniel Abt at its Formulation E racing workforce for the remaining six rounds of the 2020 season.
Abt was fired from the team after he used an expert sim-racer in his place in an official esports race, with out letting anybody find out about it.
Abt immediately apologized for his actions however denied dishonest, including later in a video that his intention was to create “a comic story for followers” and promote sim racers basically.
“It was by no means my intention to let one other driver drive for me to get a consequence and preserve quiet about it afterward simply to make me look higher,” Abt added on his apology video.
Rast has been racing with Audi since 2009, having gained two DTM driver’s titles in 2017 and 2019 respectively. The 33-year-old German driver additionally has some restricted expertise behind the wheel of a Formula E car as he raced within the Berlin E-Prix again in 2016.
“I’ve been following Formulation E very carefully for a very long time and am now wanting ahead to this new problem,” stated Rene Rast. “…I’ll will attempt to be as nicely ready as potential after I arrive in Berlin”.
The Formula E season will resume on August 5, internet hosting six races inside roughly one week on the former airport in Berlin. The three double-header occasions can be held on completely different observe variants with out spectators, with Formulation E growing a complete security idea to guard the well being of all of the groups and their workers in collaboration with the German authorities.