Final test for TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team ahead of season start in Chile
At the official test days for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at Valencia the countdown to the new season gets underway for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. At the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, all twelve teams in the innovative electric race series will spend the days between 28 November and 1 December preparing for the start of the season in Santiago de Chile. The first two races of Season 7 are scheduled to take place in the South American metropolis on 16 and 17 January 2021.
For the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, the five test sessions overall in Spain are an important assessment of where it stands ahead of its second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and a welcome opportunity to subject the Porsche 99X Electric to a final endurance test. As regular drivers, André Lotterer (DE/car #36) and Pascal Wehrlein (DE/car #99) will be taking the wheel at Valencia. Wehrlein will represent Porsche for the first time in the upcoming season.
The Valencia test track
The track, originally designed for motorcycle races, was temporarily adapted to meet Formula E requirements with an additional chicane but this has been removed again to reduce the risk of damaging the cars because they will be shipped from Valencia straight to Santiago de Chile. Instead of the chicane, an innovative track limits system will be installed in various turns.
Service for the media
A report on the tests with evaluations from the Head of Operations Formula E and the drivers will follow on 1 December. More information about the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will be published live on the Twitter handle @PorscheFormulaE. The Porsche Media Guide located at https://media.porsche.com/mediakit/formula-e contains everything you need to know about the team, drivers and race series.
Nov 24, 2020 at 04:30