So look at Porsche Motorsport today going all on on E and FIA Formula E!
Regular driver Neel Jani (Switzerland) and test and development driver Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) have spent the past three days completing an extensive test programme at Calafat (Spain), during which they covered a total distance of over 1000 km with the Formula E car. More intensive tests are scheduled over the coming months for the Porsche Motorsport engineers and Formula E drivers. The goal is to be as well prepared as possible for the first race in Season 6 (2019/20) of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Over 1000 km on the “Circuit Calafat”
Facts on “Circuit Calafat”:
Location: Near L’Ametlla de Mar
Length: 3,250 m
Right corners: 9
Left corners: 7
Quotes on the tests at Calafat
Neel Jani (Porsche works driver, regular driver):
“I feel the tests with the Porsche Formula E car at Calafat were very positive. It is hugely important to get as many kilometres as possible under our belt during the test phase for our Formula E race car and, in doing so, to gain valuable experience – particularly from a technical point of view. They have been very productive days. I am now looking forward to working with the team over the coming months, as we strive to get the very best out of the Porsche Formula E race car.”
Brendon Hartley (Porsche works driver, test and development driver):“As a test and development driver, it’s my job to support the Porsche Formula E program. with preparations for Season 6 of Formula E. My main focus has been on the simulation work in Weissach. Testing the car on track has been both an enjoyable and also a challenging experience. It is, of course, enjoyable to drive the car, however, contributing and working with the talented group of people at Porsche on this project is also a real pleasure.”
Amiel Lindesay (Team Manager added they are happy with the Porsche Formula E tests at Calafat. For they completed an extensive test program. They have also laid the foundations for the coming months.
Malte Huneke (Technical Project Leader commented the tests are allow them to take a big step forward. For that’s especially in the development of the Porsche powertrain. The primary focus in this phase of preparations is on reliability, before we then concentrate on performance at a later date. Finally he added that they still have a lot of work ahead. For that’s especially considering their work and the developments on the racetrack.