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Foto: Porsche
Photo: Porsche

After the strong podium at the season opener in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia), the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E crew is third Seasonal race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019 / 2020 in Santiago (Chile) another prime result was denied. Neel Jani (CH) had to race with his # 18 Porsche 99 X Electric will end after just a few laps.

André Lotterer (D) came to the Santiago E-Prix in his # 36 Porsche 99 X Electric on the 22. Space across the finish line, however, was subsequently disqualified due to exceeding the maximum amount of energy available. Maximilian Günther (D, BMW and Andretti Motorsport) took the win ahead of António Félix da Costa (PT, DS Techeetah) and Mitch Evans (NZ, Jaguar Racing).

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Starting from position twelve on the grid, battle Jani was involved in a racing accident in the first lap without fault, which resulted in him having to pit. Although he drove again on the 2, 287 km long road course back, but the damage to his vehicle was too big, causing him to end the race. Also Lotterer, who in qualifying the 14. Had occupied space, had been involved in an incident and had to pit after a few laps for repair work. He was able to continue the journey to collect valuable kilometers.

André Lotterer is ninth in the drivers' standings; Neel Jani currently on the 23. Place. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E crew takes ninth place in the team ranking after three races. The fourth round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019 / 2020 will be on 15. February 2020 held in Mexico City.

Amiel Lindesay (Head of Formula E): “It was one of these difficult Formula E races with some incidents. Unfortunately, both of our vehicles were so badly damaged in the initial phase that we had to stop first. Thanks to the great work of the mechanics, André was able to restart the race. It was an unfortunate price for us. However, such moments are part of motorsport. Despite the result, we were able to take definite things with us, because the wobble battle there. We will attack again in Mexico. ”

Neel Jani (Porsche 99 X Electric, # 18): “We definitely had the potential to score points. At the end of the first lap, however, I was hit by another vehicle when I turned in and pushed into the car next to me. The front suspension on the vehicle broke. Now we look ahead. If we continue to work hard until the next race, we should have another good chance to be in the front. Despite the result, I am still positive. I only have the tender pole at 0, Missed seconds. We want to build on that in Mexico. ”

André Lotterer (Porsche 99 X Electric, # 36): “Unfortunately, the race for Neel and me ended early after collisions. Unfortunately, in Formula E that is sometimes part of it. If you from starting place 14 goes out into the race, it can be quite a mess in midfield. It was important that we could repair the vehicle and went out on the track again. This allowed us to collect and learn more kilometers to take another step forward in the next race. ”


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