Formula E World Championship: Porsche will officially debut in 2019
Porsche will officially enter the Formula E world championship dedicated to electric cars, starting from the sixth season 2019/2020. The FIA has accepted the entry request from the House of Zuffenhausen, advanced in July 2017 with the beginning of the development phases of the project, while the approval is scheduled for 2019.
Fritz Enzinger, head of the Formula E Program, stated that “In recent years, the FIA and Alejandro Agag have done a fantastic job and it is thanks to the development of this engine that we will be able to compete on track with many of the world’s leading car manufacturers”.
The manager Andreas Seidl, instead, he will be responsible for both the development and the execution of the Porsche Formula E Program, above all at a technical level. Seidl himself stressed that “Porsche has been discussing the possibilities and performance of electric cars for some time now, and the more our engineers look into the subject, the more fascinating solutions are presented. at the beginning of 2019, and to be able to test the engine we have developed. The Gen2, the racing car presented by Formula E in Geneva at the beginning of March, was very well done technically”.
The Porsche Formula E single-seater will share the chassis and the battery pack with the other electric cars of the specific world championship, but the German manufacturer will develop specific components such as the electric motor, the inverter, the electronic ‘brake by wire’ system, the transmission, the differential, the drive shafts, the monocoque and the suspension components connected to the rear axle, the cooling system and the electronic control unit.
2019 was not chosen by chance for the debut in the Formula E World Championship since the standard version of the Porsche Mission E concept car will be introduced on the market. Furthermore, entry into Formula E is an integral part of the investment of 6 billion euros that Porsche has allocated up to 2022 for mobility electricity.