According to the news, racer Andre Lotterer left China's DS Techeetah racing team right after the final race of the Formula E season 2018-2019 in New York, USA on July 14th. Last season, Lotterer and his colleague Jean-Eric Vergne helped DS Techeetah win the first title, and Vergne got his second personal title in two consecutive seasons. Meanwhile, Lotterer is also another formidable face of speed sports village when three times with Audi Joest won the 24h of Le Mans race in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Lotterer after leaving the Chinese racing team will join Porsche, with the first season they join the Formula E electric race, kicking off on November 22, 2019 with the Ad-Diriyah Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia. Since 2017, the 37-year-old German racer has been a member of Porsche, after Audi pulled out of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Along with Lotterer, Neel Jani, the Swiss driver helped Porsche to win the 24h of Le Mans in 2016 with the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Since 2017, Jani and Lotterer have jointly piloted the 919 Hybrid and then the Rebellion R13 in a 24-hour race in France. These two comrades were too knowledgeable, so they could not only support each other in each race, but also know how to compete for rankings.
Neel Jani (left) and Andre Lotterer in Rebellion colors at 24h of Le Mans
Next year Formula E electric race will be very attractive, because of the participation of many big players in the automotive industry, from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar and even Nissan. Plus Porsche, perhaps Formula E will be more attractive than Formula 1, when for many years Mercedes-AMG dominated this race with a V6 hybrid car.