The Formula E Porsche safety car in the streets of Berlin
A Formula E ambassador in the streets of Berlin: Simona De Silvestro from the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team drove the latest Formula E racing car from Alexanderplatz to Potsdamer Platz on Wednesday. The Swiss Porsche works driver was accompanied by the official ABB FIA Formula E World Championship safety car, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
In the cockpit of Porsche’s first all-electric car was Portugal’s Bruno Correia, the FIA safety car driver. With the tour through the streets of the capital, the extraordinary cars whet the appetite of residents and visitors for the upcoming Formula E event: on Saturday and Sunday, races 7 and 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will be contested on the apron of the historic Tempelhof Airport.
With the Taycan Turbo S as the safety car, Porsche is not only committed to Formula E safety. The distinctive design, which also attracts attention and curious glances on Berlin’s streets, flies the colours of all eleven teams and symbolises the commitment of everyone involved in Formula E and the joint commitment to the future of all-electric motor racing as well as social values such as diversity and community.
Thanks to its driveability and safety as well as an output of up to 560 kW (761 PS) - the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the ideal choice as a Formula E safety car. With launch control, the flagship model of the Taycan range accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds (Taycan Turbo S: Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 23.4 – 22.0 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km, Electric range* combined (WLTP) 440 – 467 km, Electric range* in town (WLTP) 524 – 570 km) and reaches a top speed of 260 km/h.
The Porsche Taycan is the new safety car in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this season.
The Taycan Turbo S fits as perfectly in Berlin as it does in Formula E. Germany’s capital showcases itself as a metropolitan city at the forefront of electromobility and the innovative all-electric racing series lives up to this claim by using 100 per cent renewable energy for its doubleheader event at the Tempelhof Airport. Berlin is also the only city where the world’s first all-electric racing series has been a regular fixture on the calendar every season. The organisers are repaying this hospitality with a number of activities: 200 students of electromobility from all over Germany have been invited to experience innovative future solutions first-hand, using Formula E as a paragon. Social engagement is not neglected either, with Formula E gifting 3,500 tickets to Berlin residents, associations and schools for entry into the Allianz E Village each day. Furthermore, the organizers are distributing 150 surprise gifts to patients in the Charité Campus Virchow clinic.
The Hyderabad E-Prix in India on Saturday marks the 100th Formula E race for António Félix da Costa. In an interview, the Porsche works driver from Portugal talks about his series debut in Malaysia in 2014, his most memorable victories and the rapid development and bright future of the world’s first electric racing series.
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is gathering momentum: With the Hyderabad E-Prix on 11 February, the innovative electric racing series celebrates its maiden outing in India. After a successful start to the season with two victories in Diriyah, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team heads to this premiere feeling very confident.
Porsche has celebrated an outstanding weekend in Formula E: after his victory on Friday Pascal Wehrlein (GER) won the second night race at the Diriyah E-Prix, at the wheel of the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. Thanks to this double victory in Saudi Arabia, he takes the lead in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Porsche has made a strong start to the Formula E season: At the Mexico City E-Prix, the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 achieved a brilliant one-two result. Porsche customer squad Avalanche Andretti won the opening round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Mexico City with driver Jake Dennis (GBR). For the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, works driver Pascal Wehrlein (GER) took second.