Audi stripped of first Formula E victory because of admin issue

Formula E controversy as race winner Daniel Abt disqualified in Hong Kong for breach of regulations

Formula E controversy as race winner Daniel Abt disqualified in Hong Kong for breach of regulations

Heidfeld had a hard second race initially due to being held up by Felix s first corner incident, and then a software issue which caused him to temporarily stop on track and rejoin the race almost a lap down.

Felix Rosenqvist believes his Hong Kong performance is proof he'll be able to challenge for the 2017-18 Formula E title, despite struggling with brake balance all weekend. DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird won the season opener, despite serving a drivethrough penalty after he overshot his pitbox mark during the mid-race vehicle swap.

It was the second issue suffered by Mahindra as Rosenqvist was penalised for a technical infringement in the first race which took away a points finish.

- Double trouble; It's the first time Lucas di Grassi has failed to pick-up points in two consecutive races - leaving Hong Kong without a point to his name. We didn't really have an idea of what our M4 auto is like on a street circuit until now, but this weekend really showed that we have the pace to be very competitive.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? On Saturday, although I finished 14th, I managed to set the fastest lap in the race.

"No [I don't miss racing], for me it is really done".

During post-race scrutineering, the Technical Stewards noted a mismatch between part numbers in the technical passport and the electric Audi racer. "What we are apparently suspected of is a administrative mistake in the car's passport that didn't give us any advantage at all".

Abt had claimed his maiden victory in the series, and Audi Sport Abt's first as a works Formula E team, after long-time leader Edoardo Mortara spun late in the race. For sure, we made a few mistakes, but we also got a lot of things right. "We could have had even better results from the whole weekend", Mahindra Racing team principal Dilbagh Gill said.

Race one was also a mixed affair.

The next race is scheduled for January 13 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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