For the ninth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, André Lotterer will team up with Jake Dennis at Avalanche Andretti FE.
Lotterer has eight podium finishes to his name in Formula E. The German has a remarkable history in the World Endurance Championship, having captured the championship in 2012. The 40-year-old has previously triumphed three times in the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans.
Andretti claims that he was seeking experience and thought Lotterer was the ideal candidate for the seat.
“We’re always building to be at the front of each series we compete in,” The chairman and CEO of Andretti Autosport Michael Andretti said. “André is bringing a wealth of experience to Avalanche Andretti and is another step in creating a team that can challenge for wins and the World Championship.”
“We are looking forward to him joining alongside Jake to create a competitive and exciting line-up.”
The importance of Lotterer’s experience was also emphasized by Avalanche Andretti Team Principal Roger Griffiths.
“André’s experience, performance and energy will be a great addition to our team and our aim to challenge the front of the field in the series,” Griffiths said. “With Jake as his teammate, we believe we will have a brilliant driver partnership to lead us in the series and help our team to continue to grow with our fans and sponsors.”
Lotterer, who will be moving from Porsche to Andretti next year said: “I’m excited to be joining Avalanche Andretti FE for Season 9 and the start of the Gen3 era… Working together with Jake will be a great combination to continue to push the team to the front of the field in Formula E.”
Beginning the 2023 season, Porsche will supply its first-ever engine to Avalanche Andretti FE. Director of Factory Motorsport for Formula E Florian Modlinger discussed his opinions on Porsche’s first engine customer.
“Porsche will have a customer team in the Formula E project for the first time with Avalanche Andretti FE,” Modlinger said. “We are really looking forward to this and it’s very important for us as we will see four 99X Electric on the grid.”
“With good cooperation we can get more data and learn more especially with the new Gen3 car – this will be a valuable experience.”
“Also, our works driver André Lotterer, who gained a lot of experience in Formula E and our team, will drive one of the 99X Electric with Avalanche Andretti FE next season.”
“Along with André, engineering support with Formula E experience will join him… With this package, I am really looking forward to Avalanche Andretti FE being competitive with our car.”