Porsche releases exclusive video documentary of its entry into Formula E
A film team spent several months accompanying the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team on its road to the first fully-electric racing series in the world. The fascinating documentary “Road to Formula E” is available now here.
The 26-minute video not only reviews the most important milestones and the successful debut at the Diriyah E-Prix in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), but also offers viewers new and exclusive insights into the world of Porsche Motorsport.
“Porsche has enjoyed countless successes at racetracks around the world, not least at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. As such, we have high expectations of ourselves,” says Amiel Lindesay, Head of Operations for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. “Following intense preparations, we have now arrived in the first fully-electric racing series and are also playing a significant role in shaping the future of motorsport in this environment,” says regular driver André Lotterer. “In doing so, we are learning all the time,” adds team-mate Neel Jani. “Particularly when we go up against the opposition.”
Success in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is not only important for motorsport. Porsche introduces innovations from the racetrack into its production operations. Findings from motorsport always have a significant influence on the sports cars of tomorrow. “Porsche sees itself as a pioneer in sustainable sporty mobility,” explains Malte Huneke, Technical Project Leader with the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team: “Battery-powered cars are currently the central issue in the automobile industry, with the goal being to reduce CO2 emissions. We are already on our way to achieving that goal.”
As race engineers in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, Kyle Wilson-Clarke and Fabrice Roussel have a direct line to the two works drivers Neel Jani and André Lotterer. In the eighth episode of the “Inside E” podcast, the duo talk about the tasks of race engineers, the special features of Formula E and their close collaboration with the drivers.
As Member of the Executive Board, Research and Development, Michael Steiner is responsible for series production and Porsche Motorsport’s racing projects. In episode seven of the “Inside E” podcast, Steiner speaks about changes in the automotive industry, the future of the sportscar manufacturer, and technical innovations ranging from motor racing to production development.
In the first virtual race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/2020, Australian Joshua Rogers gave the Porsche 99X Electric its first race win in the first virtual race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Richard Pardon accompanies the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team as the official photographer in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. In the sixth episode of the “Inside E” podcast, the British photographer talks about the special attraction of creating the imagery around the Porsche works entry in the fully-electric series.