“Joining Porsche as Formula E enters a new era is an exciting challenge,” says the German. “It was a fantastic experience to drive the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 on the racetrack. I’m looking forward to the new season and will work hard to contribute to the team’s success.”
In the 2022 season, David Beckmann contested the FIA Formula 2 Championship. He was also a test and reserve driver for the Avalanche Andretti Formula E team, which will tackle season 9 as a Porsche customer team. He will retain this role in season 9. In addition, the Porsche Formula E factory squad can draw on his expertise.
Beckmann got his first taste of motor racing in karts – and his first successes came quickly: in 2012 he won the DMV Kart Championship (KF3 class) and the European Bridgestone Cup. A year later, he was crowned overall winner of the German Junior Kart Championship, beating Mick Schumacher. With this success under his belt, he advanced to Formula 4 in 2015, contesting championships in Germany, where he won the rookie classification, and also in Italy.
After two years in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, he switched to the GP3 series, where he finished fifth overall in 2018 with three race wins. Returning to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, he clinched sixth overall with consistently strong performances. From 2021, he tackled the FIA Formula 2 Championship. David Beckmann replaces the previous reserve driver, Neel Jani, in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team.
Date of birth: 27 April 2000
Birthplace: Iserlohn (D)
Lives in: Hagen (D)
Marital status: Single
Height/weight: 1.70 m/64 kg
Hobbies: Motorsport, Sport, Music