Abt had been participating within the ‘Race at House Problem’ which raised funds for the UNICEF coronavirus
After being discovered to not have pushed his automobile himself within the qualifying and fifth race of the collection on Saturday, Might 23, Abt apologized and was disqualified from the race in addition to being fined 10,00zero euros ($10,956).
“Integrity, transparency and constant compliance with relevant guidelines are prime priorities for Audi — this is applicable to all actions the model is concerned in with out exception,” Audi said
in an announcement.
Suspicions have been initially aroused about Abt’s driving after the 27-year-old German certified in second place and completed third within the precise race
having not scored some extent within the first 4 rounds of the collection.
“Actually not pleased right here as a result of that was not Daniel driving the automobile himself, and he tousled the whole lot. That was ridiculous,” mentioned former F1 driver Stoffel Vandoornen on his Twitch stream.
“I am questioning if it was actually Daniel within the automobile.”
“Please ask Daniel Abt to place his Zoom on subsequent time he is driving, as a result of like Stoffel mentioned, I am fairly positive he wasn’t in,” two-time FE champion Jean-Eric Vergne said
Following an investigation
by Method E on Sunday, which included IP tackle verification, it was concluded that Abt couldn’t have been behind the wheel.
The gamer who changed Abt is widely reported
to be 18-year-old Lorenz Hoerzing, who competes within the FE Problem collection, a parallel championship for esport drivers. CNN has reached out to Hoerzing by way of his Allied esports group for remark however had not obtained a response on the time of publication.
Abt launched an apology shortly afterwards through which he accepted his disqualification
“I want to apologize to Method E, the entire followers, my group and my fellow drivers for having referred to as in outdoors assist in the course of the race on Saturday,” mentioned Abt, who has promised to supply an extra replace on the story in a while Tuesday.
“I didn’t take it as significantly as I ought to have. I’m conscious that my offence has a bitter aftertaste, however it was by no means meant with any unhealthy intention.”