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.”
The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team has continued the 2019/20 season with another top-ten result. At the seventh race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Berlin (DE), André Lotterer (DE) crossed the line in ninth place in the #36 Porsche 99X Electric.
The grand season finale of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship gets underway on Wednesday, with the first of six races in Berlin. In the third and final episode of the ‘Challenge Berlin’ series, Helmut Fink, Jani and Lotterer’s trainer, gives insights into the two Porsche works drivers’ sporting and mental preparations.
The long-awaited finale of the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship is just a few days away. After five months without racing, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is highly motivated ahead of its trip to Berlin-Tempelhof (DE), where six races between 5th and 13th August will decide the outcome of the Team and Driver Championships.
Man and machine will both be put to the test at the grand finale of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Berlin (5th to 13th August). In part 2 of our ‘Challenge Berlin’ series, Malte Huneke, Technical Project Leader Formula E, explains the technical challenges awaiting the team as the season arrives at its intensive finale, with six races in just nine days.