Reviews Porsche's Formula E commitment: "Have no intention of leaving the series"

14:01  09 march  2021
14:01  09 march  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Porsche plant keinen Ausstieg aus der Formel E © Motorsport Images Porsche is not planning to exit Formula E

When Audi and BMW announced their exit from Formula E out of the blue , a tremor shook the relatively young formula series, which will be awarded a world championship title for the first time in 2021. Despite the bad news from the two brands, Porsche has committed to the championship and made it clear that the brand will continue to compete in the series.

"What do the exits mean for us? We're continuing on our way," says Carlo Wiggers, Head of Team Management and Business Relations at Porsche Motorsport. "We are in our second season and we have no intention of leaving the championship. We want to be there because it is the right place for us and we will fight for the title."

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The Porsche puller still mourns the two manufacturers afterwards: "Losing two competitors in a young championship like the Formula E , which is only six to seven years old, is sad. We would like to continue against Audi and BMW compete in this championship. "

The decisions of the brands are not a big problem for Formula E, adds Wiggers. "From a championship standpoint, it's a different perspective. It's sad to lose it, but manufacturers come and go in these products and championships. It's a very young product that is only seven years old."

Wiggers still sees Formula E as a growth market even without Audi and BMW: "It will continue to grow. The competition is still there. The competition is harder than in any other FIA World Championship." That is why Porsche would like to continue series production in the Gen3 era, even if a spontaneous exit will then result in costs .

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The brand will start in the 2021 season with Pascal Wehrlein and Andre Lotterer, the former having loaded the first points into the team's points account in Saudi Arabia. Wehrlein came with the places five and ten twice in the points and thus collected eleven points. After the first two runs, he is now in tenth place overall. Lotterer was less fortunate and missed the points in both races in Riyadh.

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