Lotterer swaps teams

Andre Lotterer will swap teams ahead of the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 season.

The 37 year-old German racing driver made his debut in the electric series in fall 2018 for the Techeetah team, and has raced the previous two seasons there as a teammate to Jean-Eric Vergne.

Lotterer is busy with a lot of things. Other than his Formula E programme, he raced for Rebellion Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship – but he actually also gets paid from a third different place.

The former Audi works driver, and the triple Le Mans winner signed with Porsche in 2017, when Audi closed down their Le Mans programme. But Porsche ended up closing their programme too at the end of 2017 – but Andre remained a works driver for them.

Andre Lotterer
Photo: Porsche Motorsport

Porsche will enter their own Formula E team in the upcoming season, where Neel Jani – who by the way was his teammate at both Porsche and Rebellion Racing – was selected as the first electric driver back in fall 2018. A lot of people expected Brendon Hartley to pair up with Jani, but instead it ended up being Lotterer

The German has two seasons of knowledge in the baggage, that he can bring along to Porsche, and he would no doubt have been in the shadow of a double champion, if he had stayed at Techeetah.

Neel Jani had two starts in the Formula E championship back in December 2017 for Dragon, but dropped out of the programme again.

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 starts in November in Saudi Arabia.

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