Promise for Porsche in Formula E
A successful first season in all-electric racing
After six races in nine days, Porsche’s first season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has come to a close. The final two races of the intensive Berlin finale saw André Lotterer once again underline his experience, finishing fourth and eleventh, while teammate Neel Jani made do with 20th and 14th.
Lotterer secured points in five of the last six races and finished eighth overall in the drivers’ championship with 71 points and two podiums. And with a total of 79 points good enough for eighth place in the team championship, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team has concluded a more successful debut season than any newcomer since Season 2 of the all-electric series.
André Lotterer finished fourth and eleventh in the final two races of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship
“Today in Berlin represented the conclusion of what was, in many ways, an extraordinary season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship,” said Vice President of Porsche Motorsport Fritz Enzinger after the final race. “We have celebrated our debut in fully-electric motor racing - and achieved success from the word go. André Lotterer finished second at the season-opener to reach the podium. He followed this up with another podium finish in Berlin. We scored points with the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team in eight out of 11 events. That is an outstanding record for a newcomer to Formula E.”
It has been a steep learning curve for Porsche Motorsport, both at the circuits and back at home in Weissach. And a similarly tough challenge for Neel Jani, who came to the series with no previous experience of racing an all-electric single-seater.
“We entered this championship without any experience from being a partner or customer team and worked hard together for every single achievement,” Enzinger continued. “I am incredibly proud of the whole team – at the racetrack and in Weissach. Huge thanks to the drivers Neel Jani and André Lotterer, as well as our partners. None of this would have been possible without them. We will now immediately start to concentrate on preparations for the upcoming season. We have gained plenty of experience that will only make us stronger for the challenges ahead. I can say one thing for definite: Porsche feels at home in Formula E. Our goal for next season is clear: winning.”