When Porsche entered Formula E in 2019, its involvement in the world’s first electric racing series was initially envisaged to run for five years until the 2023/2024 season. In the lead up to the London E-Prix (July 29/30), the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has made an early call to extend its commitment by two years until the end of the 2025/2026 season. Until then, the latest third-generation race cars (Gen3) such as the Porsche 99X Electric will be fielded in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In addition, Porsche will be actively involved in the design of the subsequent fourth-generation vehicle, which will be raced from season 13 (2026/2027).
“With our entry into Formula E, we have opened a new chapter in all-electric motorsport,” says Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche AG. “We’re convinced that our presence and successes in Formula E will continue to lay a foundation for future mobility solutions. It offers the most competitive environment to accelerate the development of high-performance vehicles with a focus on environmental friendliness and energy efficiency. We look forward to actively shaping the successful future of Formula E and thereby giving electric mobility even more momentum on a global scale.”
“We want to showcase innovative technologies and more sustainability in motor racing and be on the leading edge of new developments,” says Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport. “Formula E plays a major role in this. The competition in this series is exceptionally high and enables us to provide important impetus for future production models. With such top-level and enthralling races, it excites people around the globe about electric mobility. We’re pleased to contribute to this in the future as well. We want to help shape Formula E in the long term.”
Alejandro Agag, Founder and Chairman, Formula E, said: “Porsche has been a valued and influential team since joining Formula E and we are excited that this will continue. The championship is enabling Porsche to accelerate development of the innovative EV technologies we see in their road cars, while the team is an active member of the group, driving the development of the next generation of Formula E cars to arrive in season 13.”
Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, said: “Porsche’s commitment to racing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will undoubtedly maintain the quality of sporting competition and entertainment at the highest level in the coming seasons. Porsche’s presence on the grid battling against other iconic racing automakers is what makes Formula E the most competitive grid in motorsport.”
Porsche in Formula E
In 2023, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team contests its fourth season in the world’s first all-electric racing series with the new Porsche 99X Electric. Thanks to four victories to date achieved by Pascal Wehrlein (GER/3) and António Félix da Costa (POR/1), this season is the most successful since the sports car manufacturer entered the all-electric racing series in 2019. At the season finale in London, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team has a good chance of winning the world championship title as the current runner-up in the teams’ standings. This season, Porsche also supports a customer team for the first time since joining Formula E: Avalanche Andretti and its brilliant driver Jake Dennis have already notched up two victories with the Porsche 99X Electric. As the clear leader of the drivers’ standings, the Englishman heads to the season finale as the hot favourite for the title.
Moreover, with the all-electric Taycan Turbo S, Porsche supplies the official safety car, thus underlining the importance of Formula E for Porsche Motorsport.