Stuttgart, January 9, 2024 – The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is gearing up for an electrifying Season 10. Further, promising 16 races across four continents with unique challenges for teams and drivers. Kicking off the title chase is the Mexico City E-Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on January 13, 2024.
Porsche Dominates with Four 99X Electric Cars
The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is set to dominate the season with four Porsche 99X Electric racing cars. Moreover, following rigorous preparation, the team is ready to showcase its prowess at the season opener in Mexico City. Especially, known for its thin air at the 2,285-meter altitude.
Global Tour and New Additions to the Calendar
The season unfolds with races in iconic cities like Berlin, London, and São Paulo. Further, introducing new additions to the calendar in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Misano. After a strong performance in the previous season. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team returns with works drivers Pascal Wehrlein (#94) and António Félix da Costa (#13) piloting two Weissach-developed Porsche 99X Electric cars.
Additionally, the Porsche customer team Andretti Formula E, owned by US motorsport legend Michael Andretti, will field two Porsche 99X Electric cars. Jake Dennis, last season’s champion, is joined by newcomer Norman Nato, setting the stage for an intense season.
Director’s Confidence and Team Focus
Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E, expressed confidence in the team’s preparation. “We’re heading to Mexico very well prepared, fielding four Porsche 99X Electric cars this season. Our focus has been on improving qualifying performance and optimizing the software package. Porsche aims to be competitive from the start, challenging for race victories and the world championship title.”
Driver Perspectives on the Upcoming Season
Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche works driver (#94), shared his excitement about the season opener in Mexico City. “The track is spectacular, and the fans create an electric atmosphere. Mexico has always been good for us. Moreover, as we utilized the preparation time intensively to improve in all areas that has excellently placed for the season.
António Félix da Costa, Porsche works driver (#13), acknowledged the growing competition in Formula E. Further, by stating “The competition is getting tougher every year, but we’ve also improved. Opening the season with a win would be ideal, and that’s what we’re working towards.”
Spectacular Racetrack and Enthusiastic Fan Base
The opening round at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will feature a shortened 2,628-kilometer version of the Grand Prix circuit. Moreover, with its unique infield section running through the legendary Foro Sol baseball stadium, the track promises a spectacular start to Season 10. The enthusiastic fans, with a grandstand capacity of 40,000, are set to create a thrilling atmosphere. Further, making the Mexico City E-Prix a must-watch event.
As the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s Season 10 commences, Porsche’s electrifying prowess promises an exhilarating journey of power-packed races, global challenges, and intense competition. The team’s commitment to excellence, coupled with the drivers’ determination, sets the stage for a season filled with high-speed drama, making it a must-watch for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Get ready for a thrilling ride as Porsche unleashes its formidable might on the electric racing circuit, aiming for victory and championship glory. The countdown to the checkered flag has begun, and the excitement is palpable in the air as fans anticipate the unfolding of another epic chapter in Formula E history.