Andre Lotterer joins Techeetah Formula E Team
Techeetah Formula-E Team signs Andre Lotterer for the 2017/2018 Formula E season. The successful German racer will join Jean-Eric Vergne in the line-up of the Chinese team which entered electric formula in the previous season.
Lotterer will make his Formula E debut in December in Hong Kong’s season-opening double-header event. For the 35-year-old German it would be a new experience in a career which saw many brilliant races. The highlights of Lotterer’s career were three wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2011, 2012 and 2014). He was also the FIA WEC champion in 2012, Formula Nippon champion in 2011 and Super GT championtwo times (2006, 2009).
“Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer will form one of the strongest driver line ups in Formula E. I’m sure our two drivers will push each other to new levels of performance. Andre’s track record and experience with some of motorsport’s most significant factory teams, brings immense value as we push our own development in both the medium and long-term.
“With only three test days available to us as a private team, we’ll be looking to Andre to adapt quickly to the format and car. The intent is clearwe’re putting a quick driver together with the team’s proven Renault Sport powertrain. With the all-new season 5 car on the horizon, we are confident that season 4 will assist Andre in being well prepared along with Jean-Eric to mount a solid challenge for the Championship,” said Ivan Yim, Managing Director of the Techeetah Formula-E Team.
“I am honoured and proud to join Techeetah to make my Formula-E debut. Formula E has been the most exciting motor racing series in recent years. Techeetah made a very big impression last season beating a number of manufacturer teams, and I am looking forward to working with Jean-Eric Vergne and everyone in Techeetah to start this new chapter in my racing career,” Lotterer added.