Porsche sending Makowiecki and Preining to the rookie test in Marrakesh
This will give Makowiecki (FR) and Preining (AT) the chance to gain experience behind the wheel of the Porsche 99X Electric and provide the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team with more insights during the team’s maiden season.
Frédéric Makowiecki (Porsche works driver): “I'm really looking forward to taking part in the rookie test for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team in Marrakech. I was already able to gain initial experience in the simulator. Now it's time to put what I've learned into performance on the track. Compared to the GT race cars that I usually drive on the track, it will certainly be a change. Even though I already took part in the rookie test in Marrakech in 2018, I feel like a newcomer. The vehicles have developed enormously since then. That's why I'm very excited to see how the Porsche 99X Electric feels. I'm definitely looking forward to my first assignment."
Thomas Preining has been a permanent fixture in the Porsche squad since 2017 and has been part of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team as a test and development driver since September 2019. Last season he was a Porsche Young Professional for the Porsche customer team Gulf Racing in the FIA WEC (GTE-AM class) and also competed in the ADAC GT Masters with Herbert Motorsport.
Feb 20, 2020 at 14:17