Formula E Berlin: World debut of the Audi e-tron Vision RCCO
19.05.2018 The ‘big little’ RCCO electric racing series will visit Formula E in Berlin for the second time on Saturday (May 19). At the event the new Audi e-tron Vision RCCO is going to celebrate its world premiere at the Schaeffler Lounge.
In early April Audi surprised the e-racing scene with the concept of an electric racing car for the popular ‘Gran Turismo’ Playstation game. At the same time the brand with the four rings in a presentation billed as ‘Virtual to reality’ unveiled a 1-1 version of the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo which has since been used as a race taxi at Formula E races and other events.
However, not only the virtual and the real-world racing car were developed simultaneously. In parallel, the RCCO version of the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo was created from the original 3D data. The only difference between them is the specification rear wing for the #VisionRCCO concepts.
Three of the new Audi e-tron Vision RCCO cars are competing on Saturday in round four of the 2018 RCCO at the Schaeffler Lounge in Berlin-Tempelhof. Record champion Thomas Voigt is driving an e-tron sporting the Schaeffler look. The e-tron of BILD sports editor Andreas Zschorsch is red as usual. A third e-tron bears the colours of the original and will be piloted in Berlin by ex-DTM driver Rahel Frey who is driving the ‘real’ Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo in Berlin as well.
Also on the grid at the ‘RCCO meets Formula E’ event in Berlin will be multiple Le Mans winner Marco Werner who is standing in for his former teammate Frank Biela in Team SCHAEFFLER racing by Biela. Biela won the RCCO race held as part of the Formula E supporting programme last year but had to skip this weekend due to a commitment as driver steward in the DTM at the Lausitzring.
In addition, a total of six Schaeffler Vision RCCO cars will be available to Schaeffler’s guests on Saturday.
10:00 Free practice (max. 6 groups, 10 minutes each)
11:30 – 12:30 Guest race Schaeffler
12:30 Qualifying (1 lap per driver)
13:00 – 15:00 Guest race Schaeffler
15:30 Heat 1 (10 minutes)
15:45 Heat 2 (10 minutes)
16:00 Heat 3 (10 minutes)
16:15 Heat 4 (10 minutes)
16:30 Semi-final (10 minutes)
16:45 Final (10 minutes)
17:10 Podium ceremony