CUPRA, member of the Volkswagen Group since 1986, has announced their partnership with ABT Sportline as they look to become the next contender in the Formula E Championship in 2023. The ABT CUPRA Formula E team will make their first public appearance with the fresh livery design in Valencia. However, this isn’t their first time stepping into the electric racing arena.
CUPRA AND ABT SEE SUCCESS IN EXTREME E FINALE
Formula E will be CUPRA’s third all-electric championship series, with teams in Extreme E and FIA ETCR.
In Extreme E, CUPRA and ABT have seen some recent success together. ABT CUPRA ended an exciting season with a win at the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix, with Klara Andersson and Nasser Al-Attiyah behind the wheel.
“We are excited to welcome CUPRA to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. CUPRA has gained rich experience in electric motorsport in recent years. Now in partnership with ABT Sportsline they are set to dial up what is an incredibly competitive Formula E grid in Season 9 and the new Gen3 era. We can’t wait to see them in action in Mexico City in January.”
Jamie Reigle, CEO of Formula E
ABT brings an impressive resume to the track and were an inaugural member of the Formula E grid from 2014 until 2021/2022 when they took a break. With 47 Formula E podium finishes, ABT will begin the 2023 season purchasing their vehicles from Mahindra Racing.
ABT CUPRA is not the only racing team to unveil their Gen3 racing design. Andretti, DS Penske, Jaguar, and Maseratiall, McLaren and Nissan also released images of their 2023 Formula E cars this past week.