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New Season, New driver, New ambitions to Break Boundaries

19 Feb 2021Planet news
3 minute read

We continue to be the Official Communication Partner of Porsche Motorsport in the 2020/2021 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Season 7.

Formula E is one of the most compelling racing series on the planet and an unparalleled proving ground for race-to-road electric vehicle and sustainable mobility technologies.

The Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E team is charged up and ready to hit the track and break boundaries, as current driver Andre Lotterer is joined by Pascal Wehrlein for the new season.

Wehrlein has competed in 17 races in Formula E to-date, entering in the 2018/19 season with Mahindra Racing.

“It is a great honour for me to represent Porsche in the 2020/2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship," said the 25-year-old. "I have always followed the brand’s unique motorsport history and have huge respect for the legendary Porsche success story.

The all-electric racing series has announced the first eight races of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, opening with a double-header in Diriyah on February 26 & 27.

Season 7 table

Following the night-time double-header in the desert in rounds 1 and 2, there will be a return to the Italian capital of Rome for Round 3 on April 10.

Round 4 brings a new race location to the calendar with the debut of the Valencia E-Prix at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, where pre-season testing has taken place for the past three seasons. This first competitive Spanish outing will be on April 24 and will use a new circuit configuration designed especially for Formula E.

The Monaco E-Prix will be Round 5 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on May 8, marking the fourth biennial race in the Principality.

For Round 6, Formula E will return to the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains in Marrakesh on May 22, racing in Africa at the international circuit Moulay El Hassan for a fifth successive season.

The World Championship then moves to the Americas for the Santiago E-Prix double-header on June 5 & 6.

Porsche Formula E racecar

Formula E will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is in constant communication with its community of teams, manufacturers, partners, broadcasters and host cities.

All calendar updates depend on travel restrictions, as well as local government protocols and are subject to approval of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, said: We are committed to delivering a global calendar that befits our first season as a World Championship. We are working closely with all our partners across teams, manufacturers, sponsors, broadcasters and host cities to adapt to external circumstances and ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. We will do so while maintaining what fans love most about Formula E: unpredictable racing, iconic locations and the blend of the real and virtual worlds, all underpinned by our race for better futures.”

Audiences can support the Tag Heuer Porsche team by voting for the drivers with FanBoost and giving them an extra speed boost during the race. Follow the team and stay up to date on the championship via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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