At the official Formula E test days, which took place for the fourth time in Valencia, all twelve groups were with a total of 24 drivers in action. With his regular pilots André Lotterer (GER / start number 36) and Pascal Wehrlein (GER / start number 99) the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team used the five test sessions to test the Porsche 99 X Electrical to submit to a final endurance test. Porsche is starting its second Formula E season with the racing car, which has been further developed in many areas in Weissach, and a new fully electric drive train.
Display In Valencia, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team The extensive test program with qualifying and racing simulations was run smoothly and further progress was made with a view to the start of the season. André Lotterer completed a total of three driving days 748 Test kilometers and surprised the competition right from the start with the best time of the day. The distance covered by newcomer Pascal Wehrlein was 748 Kilometers.
Amiel Lindesay (Head of Operations Formula E): “For us it was a very positive check. Everything worked out fine. It was a nice feeling for everyone in the team to be back in race mode after the long break. Even if the circuit in Valencia is not necessarily representative of Formula E, we were able to complete a demanding program these days. We wanted both our 99 Learn to understand X Electrical even better, as well as further optimize the processes in the team. We have taken a good step forward in all areas. We are now looking forward to the start of the season in Chile. The challenges that await us against the strong competition are enormous. But we have prepared usagut and are ready. “
André Lotterer (Porsche 99 X Electrical # 36): “Our best time on the first day of the test was a good start and an additional motivation. But first and foremost for usadar it was about learning more about our car and seeing where we stand compared to the competition. Every kilometer on the racetrack is important for usa. The goal in our debut season was podium places. We achieved that. Now we want to win races. The key to success in Formula E is to come to the track well prepared and then get everything modified into it needs for a successful racing day. This includes reacting quickly and correctly to unforeseeable situations. That will be the big challenge for us in the new season. After Valencia we are well prepared for it. “
Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche 99 X Electrical # 99): “As a newcomer to the team, this check was very important for me. I got an even better feeling for the car and was able to try different things. We worked through an extensive program in Valencia, which modified into was very helpful to me. I already know Formula E, but every team works differently. As a driver, I have to adjust to that. Generally speaking, we have everything we need to be successful. But in order to win races – modified into is the declared goal in the new season – we have to find a common way to get the most out of our possibilities and to get everything to the point on race day. An exciting task that I’m really looking forward to. “