Lucas di Grassi will drive for Abt Cupra in the upcoming season of the ABB Formula E World Championship, returning to the team where he has spent the majority of his career in the all-electric series.

The Brazilian — who has more entries than any other driver in Formula E, with 116, and 13 race wins, a record equaled with Sebastien Buemi — raced for Abt in the first seven Formula E seasons when it was tied to Cupra’s Volkswagen Group stablemate Audi.

“It just feels great to be back with ABT,” said di Grassi, who will partner Nico Muller on the team. “Not only did I win two titles with this team, but I also have endless memories with all the people who work there with so much passion. I couldn’t be more excited to return after two years and I’m really looking forward to working together. Together, we will give our all to get back, step by step, the results that the whole team deserves.”

In his previous stint at the team, di Grassi secured all but one of his wins in the series, as well as the season three drivers’ title in 2016-17 and helped secure the teams’ title for Abt Cupra the following year. Abt sat out of the 2021-22 season and di Grassi subsequently moved to Venturi where he spent a single campaign, before switching to Mahindra — Abt Cupra’s current drivetrain supplier — for last season.

“We are happy that we have brought Lucas back to ABT,” said Hans-Jurgen Abt, CEO of the Abt Group. “He was and is a good friend of our whole team and is one of Formula E’s greats of the past 10 years.”

Thomas Biermaier, ABT CEO and team principal added, “We know about the great challenge of battling against international competition as a small customer team. That’s why experience, technical know-how and full passion for the joint project count all the more for us — with Lucas, we have the perfect man on board for the future.”