The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is setting its course for the future and will continue to rely on its regular drivers, André Lotterer (GER) and Pascal Wehrlein (GER), in the 2021/2022 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. “We’ve made enormous progress as a team this season,” says Amiel Lindesay, Head of Operations Formula E, in the leadup to the Berlin E-Prix last weekend. “Andre and Pascal have made a significant contribution to this positive development. We’re pleased that we are continuing our successful path together in season 8.”
André Lotterer has been competing for Porsche in the Formula E since the 2019/2020 season. The 39-year-old seasoned routinier, who became World Endurance Champion in 2012, as well as a three-time winner of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, has so far secured one pole position (2019 Mexico City) and three podium finishes (2019 Diriyah, 2020 Berlin, 2021 Valencia) in the Porsche 99X Electric. At 26 years old, Pascal Wehrlein, DTM champion in 2015, is the youngster in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. He came to Formula E via Formula 1 three years ago, where he is now contesting his first season for Porsche. His best result so far has been third place in Rome last April. In Puebla, he took pole position.
“Despite some notable successes this season, we are yet to achieve all of our goals. That makes me all the more pleased that Porsche is giving me the chance to contribute to the further development of the team beyond the current season,” says André Lotterer. Pascal Wehrlein says: “As a newcomer to the team, I felt very welcome and comfortable from the get-go. We achieved a lot in our first season together and have firmly established ourselves in Formula E. I’m very happy that I can be a part of this great team in the future.”
End of the season
The 2021/2022 season, the eighth season of the world’s first electric racing series, is expected to begin in November/December with the official test drives for all teams. Races 1 and 2 are planned for 28-29 January 2022 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Edited Porsche Factory Press Release
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