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Neel Jani completes successful rollout for Porsche
06-MAR-2019, WEISSACH, GERMANY, SOURCE: Porsche AG
Most important milestone for Porsche Motorsport’s Formula E project.
Weissach. Porsche works driver Neel Jani (Switzerland). Need completed the first kilometres in the new Formula E car at Porsche‘s testing ground in Weissach. Thereby reaching an important milestone. All en route to the works entry in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for Season 6 (2019/20). So this is the first drive with newly developed fully electric Porsche powertrain. Passing tests with flying colors and without incident. It provided valuable findings, which will help the motorsport engineers prepare the car for the first Formula E race in the course of intense testing over the next few months.
Fritz Enzinger (Vice President Porsche Motorsport) added that the new Formula E style Porsche powertrain for completed tests on fire.
So clearly it is an important day for everyone involved in this project.
“Many thanks to everyone pouring their heart and soul into constructing the powertrain. As well as the car which makes this as successful of a rollout possible.
“We still have a lot of work to do on the road to our works entry in Formula E, but an important first step taken. Now we will be fully focussed as we continue to work on familiarizing ourselves with the particular challenges of Formula E.”
Neel Jani (Porsche works driver):“I am very proud to have been behind the wheel the first time our Formula E racing car driven.”