Audi Sport director ABT Schaeffler Allan McNish has said his riders can play freely against each other, even after the last E-Prix in New York.
“I would much rather have two riders who are focused and determined to win races than not. If they are wanting to occupy the same bit of asphalt to win then it is better than having one in front and one behind, “McNish told e-racing365.
Daniel Abt, who led most of the race in New York, lost his position to teammate Lucas di Grassi, and when he returned the overtaking, he was stopped by a team order. Di Grassi was the winner of the day, and Audi explained that it was nothing more than a “failure to communicate” on the part of the engineers and Abt.
Even with that, McNish says that this has not changed team thinking and acting, “our overall strategy of allowing them to run, within reason, will remain.”