Porsche Retakes Championship Lead In Formula E

Porsche Retakes Championship Lead In Formula E

The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team finished its Jakarta campaign on a high as it retook the championship lead last weekend. Braving the extreme weather conditions in Jakarta, with temperatures around 34 degrees Celsius and a humidity level of 70%, the team from Weissach secured its 4th win of the season overall in Race 10 on Saturday to retake the lead in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Team driver, Pascal Wehrlein, followed suit in Race 11 on Sunday and moved himself back up into 1st place in the drivers’ standings. After his superb victory the day before, Pascal did enough by finishing in 6th place on Sunday in the fiercely contested 2nd scorching race at the Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit. Meanwhile, his Porsche teammate, António Félix da Costa, crossed the finish line in 7th place after 38 laps. Porsche_Formula E_Pascal Wehrlein

The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team now leads the roster with 212 points, after completing 11 of the 16 races this season. Sitting 22 points adrift is Envision Racing with 190. They are followed by Jaguar (171 points) and Avalanche Andretti (156 points).

TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team_Pascal WehrleinIn the driver’s championship, Pascal Wehrlein leads the group with 134 points, followed by Jake Dennis (GBR/133), who finished in 2nd place for the Porsche customer team Avalanche Andretti in both Jakarta races. António Félix da Costa sits 6th with 78 points, while André Lotterer (GER/23) is in 14th place. He was unable to compete in Indonesia due to his involvement in the official test for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche Penske Motorsport. David Beckmann, his stand-in in the Porsche 99X Electric of Avalanche Andretti, was unfortunately forced to retire from his second-ever Formula E race after only 7 laps, through no fault of his own. Avalanche Andretti is the first Porsche customer team in Formula E.

“After my win on Saturday, I’m delighted that I was able to regain the lead in the championship today. Overall, things were a bit more difficult today. I had to start from the dirty side of the track and lost a position right at the start. I tried to move up the field, but it was very difficult to overtake. With the championship in mind, I didn’t want to take too many risks,” said Pascal Wehrlein who drives the #94 car.

TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team_Antonio Felix da CostaAntónio Félix da Costa (car #13) added, “I made a mistake in qualifying, which cost me a better starting position. I was able to move up a few positions in the race. Together with Pascal, I wanted to secure as many points for the team as possible. Which we managed. Overall, Jakarta was a success for Porsche, with the lead in both championships. Huge thanks to the team, who did a fantastic job once again in these difficult conditions”.

Porsche_Florian Modlinger_Director_Factory Motorsport Formula E“That was another strong performance from the whole team in extreme conditions today, huge thanks to everyone involved. We leave Jakarta leading both the teams’ and drivers’ world championships. This is a good base for the five remaining races of the season. However, we will need to keep working hard and try to keep extending our lead little by little. The race for the title is very close and promises to be exciting down to the wire,” commented Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E. Porsche is racing in its 4th season in the world’s first all-electric racing series. It also supplies the all-electric Taycan Turbo S as the official safety car.

Formula E teams will be headed off to the Portland E-Prix in the USA on 24 June for Race 12 in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E


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