Porsche completes its line-up for debut season in Formula E
Porsche Motorsport announces today that Andre Lotterer has been chosen as the second driver for Porsche Formula E Team‘s debut season in the FIA Formula E Championship. Previously, Neel Jani has been confirmed as a member of the German team.
Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani previously raced as teammates for the Porsche LMP Team in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, sharing the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Their partnership resulted with seven FIA WEC podiums and they finished fourth in the overall standings. When Porsche left FIA WEC, Lotterer and Jani reunited as Rebellion Racing drivers in the 2018-2019 super season. Now, they will be teammates again.
In Formula E, Lotterer has much more experience than Jani. Lotterer spent two Formula E seasons with Techeetah, recording four podiums and finishing both seasons in the eighth place. Neel Jani recorded just two starts in Formula E, driving for Dragon Racing in the season-opening double-header round at the streets of Hong Kong in December 2017.
“Signing André for the second Porsche Formula E cockpit is definitely the right choice. He has been a Porsche works driver for three years and knows the team and Neel really well. And we can only benefit from the experience that André will bring from the past two Formula E seasons. Neel and André make the perfect driver pairing for Porsche’s works entry into Formula E. We are looking forward to entering our maiden season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for the 2019/2020 season with this strong driver pairing,” said Fritz Enzinger, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport.
“I’m really looking forward to competing for Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the 2019/2020 season. I have been part of the Porsche family since 2017 and have lots of great memories of joint successes – particularly when working with Neel. We drove together in the Porsche LMP1 Team in 2017, and drove for Rebellion Racing in the WEC these past two years. It’s great that we will now be the driver pairing for the Porsche Formula E Team. I’m looking forward to the new task and to the future collaboration with the team,” Andre Lotterer said.
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