Andre Lotterer will drive for Porsche in Formula E next season
Andre Lotterer has today been announced as the second driver in Porsche's Formula E team for next season. The German driver has contributed towards DS Techeetah's team championship win this season, alongside driver's champion Jean-Eric Vergne, but has switched to join Porsche in its first Formula E season.
Lotterer is one of the most experienced drivers in the Formula E field and has history with Porsche, having been part of the 919 LMP1 project and driving for the team back in 2017.
He also has an F1 cap to his name, snabbing himself a race in a Caterham back in 2014.
He had a tough season in the DS Techeetah car this time around, succumbing to a few unfortunate collisions that led to him being out of the title race going into the double-header finale in New York City. But with his driving talent and the engineering heft that comes with the Porsche badge, Andre could easily be back up the top of the championship standings in Season 6.
Lotterer joins Neel Jani in the Porsche garage, another man who was lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a 919. They're also currently teammates at Rebellion Racing and took 4th place at Le Mans this year alongside Bruno Senna.
Despite spending most of his Le Mans seat time in an Audi, Lotterer ended up in the cockpit of the ferociously capable Porsche 919 Hybrid
Porsche entering Formula E is a massive win for the sport, adding to the now illustrious list of manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Nissan, Jaguar and Mercedes (taking over from HWA), who have grabbed spots to establish themselves in the all-electric series.
We haven't seen Porsche's racing colours yet, but doesn't its car look awesome in this black test livery
When Porsche applies itself in a motorsport, it generally wins. Group C, GT1, LMP1, GTE; no matter the challenge, the Stuttgarters seem to find a way to engineer a car to win. And with rivalries like Porsches vs Audi and Porsche vs Jaguar being reignited, Season 6 looks to be the most tantilising yet.