Sport Daniel Abt announces preliminary end of career in motorsport

16:15  29 november  2020
16:15  29 november  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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"I have made a decision for myself," says Daniel Abt in a video published on November 29th . Shortly thereafter, he announced the preliminary end of his active motorsport career. The 27-year-old from Kempten also explains that he will remain connected to racing beyond the end of his career.

Abbot's statement: "I won't be in a racing car next year, at least not in an official racing series. But that's okay with me."

He emphasizes that "it shouldn't be" farewell to motorsport or "I'll never drive a racing car again" ", but it" feels like the right way now, "said Abt. He was" really up for his " new projects, which he also presents in his video.

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offer to stay in Formula E as a driver pending

Abt explains in advance: "I had an offer from a team to start in Formula E in Season 7, but I personally decided against it - and for another Task that I think I will have a lot of fun with. "

"Because I will still be in Formula E in season 7, but not as a driver, but for Sat.1, which will be broadcasting the races from this season. I will be at the start as a TV expert and co-commentator . "

He is "enormously" looking forward to his new role, says Abt. "I believe that I can offer added value with what I have seen and experienced over the past six years [in Formula E]."

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Abt drove his best Formula E season in 2017/2018 with two wins from twelve races and fifth overall. He scored his last points at the 2019/2020 opening event in Saudi Arabia with P6 in the second run.

A short time later, there was a scandal : Because Abt had a professional gamer drive in his place at an official Formula E online race, Audi parted with him with immediate effect. That is why Abt drove the Formula E season to an end for rival team Nio.

But the year 2021 has more in store for him than "just" the role of an expert at Sat.1, as Abt further explains: "At the same time, something has opened up. I'm no longer at Audi, but another manufacturer came across me to, namely Cupra Germany. And now I'm working for them as a brand ambassador. "

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