German ABB Formula E driver Daniel Abt has revealed that he has been fired by the Audi Sport Formula E team following an incident over the weekend where he hired a professional gamer to drive under his name in the Formula E Race at Home challenge where he qualified fifth.
Audi suspended Abt and fined the driver €10,000 however in a statement on Tuesday evening he said:
Today I was informed in conversation with Audi that our ways will split from now on.
“We won’t be racing together in Formula E any more.
The German went on to say:
“It is a pain that I have never felt in this way in my life.”
In the race on Saturday, Abt subbosedly finished the race in third.
In a video posted on social media ABT said:
“I want to apologise to my family, my friends, Audi, my partners, Formula E, Unicef and all the fans who have supported me over the years, with all my heart – I made a huge mistake,” he said.
“I stand by this mistake. I accept it and I will carry all the consequences – it is my responsibility.”
ABT had hired professional gamer Lorenz Horzing. Audi have not commented on the news.