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Porsche Prolongs Formula E Engagement Until 2026

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Porsche Formula E commitment

The automobile manufacturer, Porsche, has announced its decision to maintain its participation in the all-electric Formula E racing series until 2026.

Michael Steiner, an executive board member responsible for research and development at Porsche, stated, “Our firm belief is that our ongoing involvement and victories in Formula E will keep paving the way for future mobility solutions. It presents the most competitive scenario to hasten the evolution of high-performance vehicles while emphasizing eco-friendliness and energy efficiency.”

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Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 Formula E race vehicle

This extension to Porsche’s commitment to Formula E spans an additional two seasons. Upon their entry into Formula E in 2019, Porsche had pledged a five-year term, concluding with the 2023-2024 season. With the new extension, Porsche will compete in the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 seasons.

Additionally, Porsche will take an “active role” in crafting the design for a fourth-generation Formula E race vehicle to be used from the 2026-2027 season, the series’ 13th season. Formula E mandates all teams to employ the same chassis and battery pack, however, manufacturers have the liberty to design their specific powertrain elements.

Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 Formula E race vehicle

Post-closing a victorious LMP1 campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Porsche initiated its journey into Formula E. In the next several years, the auto manufacturer will engage in both the electric single-seater and hybrid sports car categories. The Porsche 963, engineered to comply with the new LMDh (Le Mans Daytona hybrid) guidelines, is actively participating in both the WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The Porsche factory team in Formula E has accumulated five victories and 13 podium finishes over 56 races. The team was tantalizingly close to a constructors’ championship at the recent 2023 London e-Prix season finale, but ended up second to Envision Racing. The team’s drivers, Pascal Wehrlein and Antonio Felix da Costa, secured fourth and seventh places in the drivers’ standings, respectively. Porsche also provided powertrains to the Avalanche Andretti team, leading to driver Jake Dennis clinching the drivers’ championship.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Porsche Formula E commitment

How long has Porsche extended its commitment to Formula E racing?

Porsche has extended its commitment to Formula E racing through 2026.

Who is the representative from Porsche commenting on this extension?

Michael Steiner, a member of the executive board for research and development at Porsche, commented on this extension.

Will Porsche be involved in the design of the upcoming Formula E race car?

Yes, Porsche will be actively involved in designing a fourth-generation Formula E race car to be used from the 2026-2027 season.

How has Porsche’s factory team performed in Formula E so far?

The Porsche factory team has had five wins and 13 podium finishes in 56 Formula E races.

Did any Porsche-supported team win the drivers’ championship?

Yes, the Avalanche Andretti team, which was supplied with powertrains by Porsche, saw their driver Jake Dennis win the drivers’ championship.

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5 comments

MotorHeadLarry92 July 26, 2023 - 7:23 pm

Wow Porsche’s sticking to Formula E till 2026!! This shows how serious they are about electric racing. Love to see it!

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SpeedQueen66 July 26, 2023 - 9:19 pm

Great to see Porsche’s commitment to cleaner racing…and they’re winning too. 5 victories ain’t a joke.

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HybridFan July 26, 2023 - 11:22 pm

Porsches doing both electric single-seater and hybrid sports car categories… nice! diversity in tech is the way forward.

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EcoDriveJoe July 27, 2023 - 5:01 am

Porsches move here is a big deal guys, its a signal that the auto industry is pushing more towards electric. kudos to them!

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RacingFan101 July 27, 2023 - 10:07 am

Honestly, I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the 4th gen race car. I bet it’ll be a beast!

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