Porsche prepares for 2024 Formula E Championship with Valencia test
Porsche's countdown to the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins with an official test in Valencia. Porsche drivers Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa, along with Andretti Formula E drivers Jake Dennis and Norman Nato, conducted a rigorous test program at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo using the Porsche 99X Electric.
The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is gearing up for the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with successful tests at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Porsche's drivers, Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa, logged significant mileage in the Porsche 99X Electric, setting the stage for the season's opening round in Mexico on January 13, 2024. Additionally, Porsche's customer team, Andretti Formula E, was represented by Jake Dennis and newcomer Norman Nato, showcasing a strong start to their second Formula E season.
Despite a minor incident in the paddock during the tests, the team effectively utilized the available time, systematically working through their testing agenda. A race simulation also provided valuable insights into pit stop strategies. Notably, a rookie session featured Gabriela Jílková's trackside debut, as she completed laps in António Félix da Costa's Porsche 99X Electric.
Pascal Wehrlein, a Porsche works driver, expressed satisfaction with the testing week, acknowledging the lessons learned from the previous season and the team's competitive pace. António Félix da Costa, also a Porsche works driver, noted significant progress and positive test results, setting high expectations for the upcoming season. Gabriela Jílková, a Formula E rookie, described her experience as fascinating and enlightening, pushing the Porsche 99X Electric to its limits.
The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team's progress and updates can be followed on the X channel (@PorscheFormulaE), and further information can be found in the Porsche Formula E Media Guide.
Porsche has made significant strides in Formula E, with the Weissach-developed Porsche 99X Electric securing multiple victories, including the world championship title. The addition of a customer team, Andretti Formula E, further solidifies Porsche's presence in the all-electric racing series. Moreover, Porsche continues its involvement as the official safety car supplier with the all-electric Taycan Turbo S, emphasizing the brand's commitment to Formula E.
The 2024 races*
A total of 16 races make up the provisional calendar of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. New venues are Tokyo and Shanghai.