The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is all set to rev up excitement in its 10th season, featuring 16 races across four continents. The high-voltage action will commence on January 13, 2024, with the Mexico City E-Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Porsche, revving up its ambition, will be fielding four of its advanced Porsche 99X Electric cars in this electrifying race series.
The Porsche 99X Electric, a marvel of engineering, has undergone extensive preparatory work, including track and simulator tests. This groundwork will be put to the ultimate test at the season opener in Mexico City. The championship will travel through iconic cities including Berlin, London, São Paulo, and will debut races in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Misano.
Porsche’s TAG Heuer Formula E Team, fresh from four victories and a nail-biting championship fight last season, is ready to challenge again with two Porsche 99X Electric cars. The team’s stalwarts, Pascal Wehrlein (#94) and António Félix da Costa (#13), will be at the helm. Adding to the mix, the Andretti Formula E team, owned by American motorsport icon Michael Andretti, will also field two Porsche 99X Electric cars. Notably, Jake Dennis clinched the driver’s world championship last season in a Porsche, showcasing the car’s formidable capabilities.
Florian Modlinger, Director of Factory Motorsport Formula E at Porsche, expresses optimism about the team’s preparedness and improvements in qualifying performance and software optimization. The goal is clear – to be competitive from the outset and contend for the world championship with all four cars.
Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa, Porsche’s works drivers, share their enthusiasm and readiness for the upcoming challenges. They highlight the demanding conditions at high altitude and the importance of optimizing every aspect of their performance.
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, sitting at an altitude of 2,285 meters, poses unique challenges with its 2,628-kilometer Grand Prix layout and the legendary Foro Sol stadium section. This venue, with its capacity for 40,000 spectators, promises an electric atmosphere for the season’s inaugural race.
As Porsche gears up for its fifth Formula E season, the team enjoys robust support from 12 partners, including TAG Heuer, Cato Networks, Julius Bär, and ExxonMobil, among others. With four victories last year and a commitment to electrification evidenced by the Taycan Turbo S being the official safety car, Porsche’s engagement in Formula E is a testament to its dedication to innovation in motorsports.