Porsche Tag Heuer’s new signing Pascal Wehrlein has completed his first test for the Porsche Formula E team since replacing Neel Jani for the 2020/2021 Formula E season.
The ex-Formula 1 driver sized up the track in a first test outing with the team last week as data was gathered for the development of season 7 powertrain. 688 Kilometres(430 miles) were covered in Germany alongside his teammate Andre Lotterer in the Porsche 99x electric car. The test lasted for two days.
“The team has given me a warm welcome,” said Pascal. “I felt right at home from the word go, It was nice to be back in a Formula E car after almost six months away and it is a fantastic feeling to experience the acceleration and forces again.”
“Generally speaking, I have a very good feeling in the Porsche 99X Electric. I must now continue to get used to everything.”
Andre Lotterer secured a podium for the Porsche team during the maiden Diriyah grand prix and another at Tempelhof airport making the team rank eighth in the drivers’ running and teams’ championship.
“The break after the races in Berlin was a short one,” Andre said.
“It was an extremely productive test and at the same time, it was interesting to see what experience Pascal has brought with him from his time in Formula E. The cooperation with him has been good and the development for Season 7 gives me great optimism.”
Amiel Lindsay, the head of Formula E operations for porsche said it was a very successful first test which was so soon after the end of their first Formula E season adding that the powertrain for the coming year was tested.
“Wehrlein is coming in from a different team and brings his experience with him. His feedback was very positive and we are looking forward to working with him.”