Born in 1992, the German driver is no stranger to the world of motorsport. His father Hans-Jurgen, is the owner and team principal of Abt Sportsline which competes in the DTM series, amongst others, as well as the German Formula E outfit, which bears his name.
Abt first picked up a passion for racing after he went karting for the first time when he was six-years-old. Winning his first seven races, the young driver quickly progressed up the ladder to Formula 3 Euro Series where he made his debut as the youngest driver on the grid in 2011, finishing on the podium three times. In 2014, Abt joined Formula E for its inaugural season with a seat in his family associated team Audi Sport Abt alongside former Audi World Endurance Championship driver Lucas di Grassi.