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Fascination awakened for future technology

20th June 2017
Lanna Cooper


On the 10th-11th June 2017, Berlin Tempelhof was transformed into the Formula E race track and the event for customers and partners of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group. The manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components set up their own racing suite for over 100 guests in the former airport building.

From here, customers visited the e mobility exhibition 'eVillage', the pit lane and of course got close to 'their' team: Würth Elektronik eiSos is technology partner and sponsor of the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team.

Double-header race in Berlin - the Formula E hosted two races in the German capital. The drivers of the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team made the most of their chances in front of their own audience: Lucas di Grassi took 2nd place on Saturday and 3rd place on Sunday. With this, di Grassi defended his second place on the overall leader board after this race weekend, keeping the championship wide open. His team-mate Daniel Abt also scored points and in 4th place achieved his best result of the season on Sunday.

"It was exciting to experience this race so close to the action. The supporting programme of interesting activities offered fascinating insights into the Formula E racing business and our host’s commitment to e-mobility,” a business partner of the electronics manufacturer commented. Alexander Gerfer, CTO at Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, underlined his company’s passion for e-mobility. The technology partnership with the racing team offers the possibility to test components under extreme conditions. At the same time, their commitment to Formula E helps to make the E-mobility growth market more popular and the next generation of engineers with an interest, for example, in power electronics, are made aware of Würth Elektronik eiSos as an employer.

In addition to the Formula E-related event programme, such as the tour of the pit lane, there were also short talks about other future technologies. Lorandt Foelkel, who is also known for his presentations and webinars as #askLorandt, provided a short introduction into energy harvesting and wireless power. "This was a successful event which generated a lot of enthusiasm for e-racing and e-mobility from our guests, including many representatives of innovative electronics companies," said Oliver Opitz, Executive Strategic Product Development at Würth Elektronik eiSos.

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