Abt successfully tried his skills at the traditional skijoring where a skier is pulled by a car. Freestyle skier Benedikt Mayr was the first person to be towed by a Formula E race car on the snow and ice race track. “That was great. Now I’m looking forward to visit a Formula E race,” said the German.
Clearly more difficult conditions were encountered by René Rast. The Audi e-tron FE04 was fitted with tires using long rally studs. The DTM race car had to use short studs because of the tight wheel well space. “With the small studs and 500 horsepower on the rear axle we had slight traction problems,” Rast said laughing. “Still, driving the DTM car on snow and ice was an interesting experience and a lot of fun.”