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Porsche takes the lead inside the ABB FIA System E World Championship with a podium result in India

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Race 4

The premiere of ABB FIA System E World Championship inside the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana was a wonderful business for completely electrical racing. On the 2.816-kilometre highway circuit on the shores of the Hussain Sagar Lake, the 22 drivers dealt with followers to gripping battles for positions and spectacular overtaking manoeuvres. After 33 laps, every Porsche 99X Electrical fielded by the TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees accomplished inside the prime 4.

Throughout the drivers’ standings of the ABB FIA System E World Championship, Pascal Wehrlein, the winner of every races at Diriyah, leads the drivers’ standings with 80 elements after 4 of 16 races. Antonio Felix da Costa has moved up the rankings to ninth place with 21 elements. The TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees is the model new chief of the crew classification with 101 elements. Driving for the Porsche purchaser squad Avalanche Andretti, Andre Lotterer (GER) crossed the tip line in ninth place. His team-mate Jake Dennis (GBR), who travelled to India ranking second on the earth championship, concluded the event in P16 after a collision.

Starting his a hundredth System E race from P13, Antonio Felix da Costa made up positions inside the first lap and by mid-race, had joined the frontrunning pack. As a result of a clever race approach and his flawless drive, he progressed up the order to take the flag in fourth place. Nonetheless, a time penalty handed to a rival in entrance observed him inherit third place on the podium. So far, that’s his biggest outcomes of the season. His team-mate and championship chief, Pascal Wehrlein, bought right here from P12 to finish fourth and delay his lead inside the drivers’ standings to 18 elements. 

Suggestions on the Hyderabad E-Prix, Race 4

Florian Modlinger, Director Manufacturing facility Motorsport System E: “The crew put in a extremely sturdy effectivity proper now. Antonio secured his first podium for the crew, which I’m more than pleased about. After his accident in free observe, Pascal fought his method as a lot as fourth place inside the race and elevated his lead on the earth championship. That’s moreover as a result of crew who labored by the use of the night to get his automotive once more on the observe for the race. Ending the race in third and fourth place after a decrease than satisfactory qualifying is a robust effort that makes me proud. I want to thank your full crew. The reality that we’ve moved into the lead of the world championship is a implausible reward.”

Antonio Felix da Costa, Porsche works driver (#13): “That was a typical System E race – thrilling to the tip. I acquired off to an outstanding start nevertheless misplaced just some positions inside the pack. We saved our cool and our assault mode labored fully. Starting from P13 and ending third is a terrific finish outcome – notably at my a hundredth System E race. I’m supported by an superior crew. We’ve labored arduous and progressed from race to race. We’ll proceed on this path.” 

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Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche works driver (#94): “I started the race from the twelfth grid spot and earned elements for fourth place – I’m more than happy with that. After my accident all through free observe, I was despatched to hospital inside the late evening on account of my once more was very painful. It was nonetheless sore proper now nevertheless in another case, each little factor is okay. I’m blissful for Antonio. He was ready to disclose how good he is. The reality that we missed out on a whole observe session due to the accident was noticeable. Some small particulars on the automotive weren’t pretty correct. Nonetheless, all in all it was an superior day.” 

Pascal Wehrlein, System E works driver, Porsche 99X Electrical Gen3, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG © 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

{Photograph} by: Porsche AG

Subsequent up

The next race for the TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees is on 25 February with the Cape Metropolis E-Prix – race 5 of the ABB FIA System E World Championship. That’s the major System E race in South Africa. 

Porsche in System E

In 2023, the squad contests its fourth season on the earth’s first all-electric racing sequence with the model new Porsche 99X Electrical Gen3. Avalanche Andretti fields two Porsche 99X Electrical Gen3 as the first Porsche purchaser crew in System E. As an accelerator for contemporary and sustainable mobility utilized sciences, System E has launched thrilling motorsport to people dwelling in major cities since 2014. With the all-electric Taycan Turbo S, Porsche as soon as extra gives the official safety automotive, and thus underlines the importance of System E for Porsche Motorsport.

Preview

The ABB FIA System E World Championship is gathering momentum: With the Hyderabad E-Prix on 11 February, the trendy electrical racing sequence celebrates its maiden outing in India. After a worthwhile start to the season with two victories in Diriyah, the TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees heads to this premiere feeling very assured.

The TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees will run two Weissach-developed Porsche 99X Electrical racers on the brand new circuit inside the capital of the state of Telangana. Pascal Wehrlein travels to Hyderabad as a result of the chief of the drivers‘ championship inside the ABB FIA System E World Championship. He seems forward to this new downside as loads as his teammate Antonio Felix da Costa: For the Portuguese driver, the Hyderabad E-Prix marks the a hundredth System E race.  
 
Porsche’s purchaser squad Avalanche Andretti moreover campaigns two Porsche 99X Electrical. The racing outfit owned by the American motor racing legend Michael Andretti gained the season-opening spherical in Mexico and presently leads the crew classification of the ABB FIA System E World Championship – merely two elements ahead of the TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees. As a result of Pascal Wehrlein, the crew from Weissach gained the two night races in Diriyah. The Porsche 99X Electrical has clinched victory in all three races contested up to now in season 9.

Antonio Felix da Costa, Formula E works driver, Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG

© 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Antonio Felix da Costa, System E works driver, Porsche 99X Electrical Gen3, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG © 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

{Photograph} by: Porsche AG

The Hyderabad E-Prix is the first of 4 new races on the 2023 System E calendar. The other major cities to host the world’s first electrical racing sequence for the first time are Cape Metropolis (South Africa/25 February), Sao Paulo (Brazil/25 March) and Portland (USA/24 June).

Q&A on the Hyderabad E-Prix

Florian Modlinger, Director Manufacturing facility Motorsport System E

Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E, 2023, Porsche AG.

© 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Florian Modlinger, Director Manufacturing facility Motorsport System E, 2023, Porsche AG. © 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

{Photograph} by: Porsche AG

How relieved is the crew that you just’ve had such a worthwhile start to the season? And what are you anticipating in Hyderabad?

Florian Modlinger: “In System E, we’re all racing in absolutely new autos. So in spite of everything it’s good to have such a worthwhile start to the model new season. We’ve confirmed how sturdy we’re on two absolutely completely totally different racetracks. Nevertheless, it’s no guarantee of success. We’ll have to boost from race to race and preserve an in depth eye on the opponents. In Hyderabad we’ll be going by means of the first of this season’s new racetracks. As always, we’re getting ready meticulously and dealing on the weaknesses we’ve acknowledged so as that we’ll be aggressive in India, as correctly.”
 
Expectations really rise with success. How do you handle that? 

Modlinger: “Our highest expectations are these we positioned on ourselves. We want to be on the prime, we want to win races and protected podium finishes. And, in spite of everything, we want to have a say inside the championship correct to the tip. That’s been our goal from the start and nothing has modified. We solely have three races behind us, the season continues to be prolonged. We’re working with the easiest focus from race to race. In Mexico Metropolis and Diriyah, we confirmed that our bundle is extraordinarily aggressive in numerous conditions. In Hyderabad, we’ll be attacking as soon as extra.”

Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche works driver (#94)

Pascal Wehrlein, Formula E works driver, Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG

© 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Pascal Wehrlein, System E works driver, Porsche 99X Electrical Gen3, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG © 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

{Photograph} by: Porsche AG

What an superior start to season 9, two wins in Diriyah, major the World Championship – how does that basically really feel?

Pascal Wehrlein: “Large. It was extraordinarily good to actually really feel loads Positive vitality inside the crew after the two wins in Diriyah. Everyone has put numerous dedication, coronary coronary heart and soul into this problem, and this implausible start to the season makes us all proud. In reality, there are nonetheless points we’ve to work on. We’re not the strongest in qualifying however. Nonetheless, we’ve managed to put ourselves in a position the place we’re capable of drive to the very entrance of the sector. The automotive continues to be new to us and we’re getting greater acquainted with it every weekend. We’ve carried out our homework for now, nevertheless just because we’ve gained doesn’t indicate we’re capable of take our foot off the throttle.” 
 
What can you conclude from this almost glorious start to the season for the next races? And the best way loads are you wanting forward to India? 

Wehrlein: “To start with, it was important for us to put in a equally sturdy effectivity on two absolutely completely totally different tracks. We’ve already carried out pretty correctly in Mexico so far, and the reality that we’ve been ready to confirm this in Diriyah is a big discount for the crew. That makes us optimistic for the long term. In reality, we nonetheless have to look out the optimum setup on every observe, nevertheless the reality that our automotive ran so correctly inside the first few races is sensational. I’m really wanting forward to Hyderabad. I’ve certainly not been to India. We’ll work arduous to attain success there, as correctly.”

Antonio Felix da Costa, Porsche works driver (#13)

Antonio Felix da Costa, Formula E works driver, Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG

© 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Antonio Felix da Costa, System E works driver, Porsche 99X Electrical Gen3, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG © 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

{Photograph} by: Porsche AG

In Hyderabad, you’ll be contesting the a hundredth System E race of your occupation. What does that indicate to you?

Antonio Felix da Costa: “100 races in System E – that’s really crazy. They’ve been very thrilling years with a whole of seven victories, sixteen podium finishes, eight poles and one championship title. That fills me with pleasure. I like System E and was there on the very first race. Last 12 months we raced in Jakarta for the first time and I started from the doorway row. Maybe that’s an outstanding omen. Each method, Hyderabad will in all probability be a extremely specific weekend for me.”
 
What insights will you are taking to Hyderabad from Mexico and Diriyah and what do you rely on from the System E premiere in India? 

da Costa: “We found hundreds in Mexico and Diriyah. I’m working very arduous with my engineers to know what steps we’ve to take subsequent to ensure success in Hyderabad. India is a model new nation for me. I don’t assume we should at all times limit ourselves to solely getting people captivated with motor racing. We additionally must be elevating consciousness for sustainability and values like inclusion and selection among the many many people who come to the racetrack.”

The racetrack

The Hyderabad E-Prix will in all probability be contested on a newly constructed racetrack on the outskirts of the bustling metropolis. The fast circuit constructed on the southern shore of Lake Hussain Sagar measures 2.816 kilometres in measurement and choices prolonged straights and 18 turns. 

Keep TV and Net safety

The worldwide broadcasting schedule of the System E event in Hyderabad is obtainable at: www.fiaformulae.com/watch/ways-to-watch.

The Media Service

The first photographs from Hyderabad will in all probability be obtainable on the Porsche press database on 10 February. The race report follows on 11 February (race 4). Further particulars in regards to the TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees will in all probability be posted keep on the Twitter channel @PorscheFormulaE. All associated particulars in regards to the crew, the drivers and the racing sequence will likely be found inside the Porsche System E Media Info at media.porsche.com/formula-e. The content material materials will in all probability be usually updated all by means of the season and expanded with further interactive supplies.

The Porsche 99X Electrical Gen3

Porsche contests season 9 of the ABB FIA System E World Championship with the model new Porsche 99X Electrical. The model new electrical racing automotive that features the Porsche E-Effectivity Powertrain – which underwent modifications in Weissach for the third period automobile inside the fashionable electrical racing sequence – moreover serves as a enchancment platform for the sports activities actions automotive producer’s fully-electric manufacturing fashions. Energy administration and effectivity are very important elements for achievement in System E and in Porsche’s all-electric manufacturing autos. The utmost output of the model new Porsche 99X Electrical is 350 kW (476 PS), which is 100 kW better than the predecessor period (Gen2). Not lower than 40 % of the vitality used is recuperated by means of regenerative braking.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S safety automotive

Porsche is devoted to System E safety: With the all-electric Taycan Turbo S, Porsche as soon as extra gives the official safety automotive this season – thus underlining the importance of System E for Porsche Motorsport. As a result of its driveability and safety along with an output of as a lot as 560 kW (761 PS; Taycan Turbo S: Electrical vitality consumption* combined (WLTP) 23.4 – 21.9 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 0 g/km, Electrical differ* combined (WLTP) 440 – 468 km, Electrical differ* in town (WLTP) 524 – 573 km), the best model inside the Taycan differ is the proper choice as a safety automotive on the earth’s first electrical racing sequence. The hanging paintwork incorporates the colours of all eleven competing teams along with these of the FIA and System E. The design symbolises the joint dedication to the best way ahead for all-electric motor racing along with social values harking back to selection and neighborhood.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Safety Car of Formula E, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG

© 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Safety Automotive of System E, Hyderabad E-Prix, Hyderabad, India, 2023, Porsche AG © 2023 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

{Photograph} by: Porsche AG

System E

System E is the world’s first fully-electric racing sequence bringing thrilling motorsport to people dwelling in major cities since 2014. As an accelerator for contemporary and sustainable mobility utilized sciences, it promotes the worldwide acceptance {of electrical} cars. Eleven teams kind out the 2022/2023 season with 22 drivers. This ensures fascinating and fiercely aggressive races. The TAG Heuer Porsche System E Employees contests its fourth season of the trendy electrical racing sequence with the Porsche 99X Electrical.

The races 2023

16 races in eleven metropolitan areas are on the calendar of the ABB FIA System E World Championship 2022/2023.
Race 1
14 January – Mexico Metropolis (Mexico)
Races 2 & 3
27 / 28 January – Diriyah (Saudi-Arabia)
Race 4
11 February – Hyderabad (India)
Race 5
25 February – Cape Metropolis (South Africa)
Race 6
25 March – Sao Paulo (Brasilia)
Races 7 & 8
22 / 23 April – Berlin (Germany)
Race 9
6 May – Monte-Carlo (Monaco)
Races 10 & 11
3 / 4 June – Jakarta (Indonesia)
Race 12
24 June – Portland (USA)
Races 13 & 14
15 / 16 July – Rome (Italy)
Races 15 & 16
29 / 30 July – London (Good Britain)





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