Formula E: Da Costa switches to Porsche, Günther to McLaren?

The Formula E finale is over and the new world champion has been found in Stoffel Vandoorne (30). Now comes the big chair shift. Because more drivers are changing teams than ever before.

Porsche is the first to do so: António Félix da Costa replaces the German André Lotterer there. The 2020 champion will contest his first race for Porsche on January 14, 2023 at the Mexico City E-Prix, which will see the start of a new era for Formula E with Gen3 racing cars.

“It’s a dream come true for me. I’m really looking forward to finally getting started and winning races with this team,” says the Portuguese. “I’ve been beaten by a Porsche so many times in my career, not just in Formula E, so I know: Porsche will do anything to win.”

André Lotterer, who has to vacate the factory cockpit for Da Costa, is reportedly switching to the new Porsche customer team Andretti and is supposed to drive another Formula E season there alongside Jake Dennis. It’s not official yet.

The new McLaren for the 2023 Formula E season.

According to, Maximilian Günther also surprisingly wants to end his current contract with Nissan. He is associated with McLaren-Nissan, the reigning world champion team. Background: Mercedes gets out and sells the successful team to McLaren. Team principal Ian James remains on board. The three-time DTM champion René Rast is traded as the second driver.
World Champion Stoffel Vandoorne apparently switches to DS-Penske alongside double champion Jean-Eric Vergne. Nyck de Vries is said to have a chance at Maserati, who are teaming up with Venturi. There he could become a teammate of World Championship third Edoardo Mortara.
The ABT Sportsline team will make its comeback in the electric formula with engines from Mahindra and the two drivers Nico Müller and Robin Frijns. The combination isn’t official yet, but it’s Formula E’s worst-kept secret.

Ex-Audi driver Lucas di Grassi, who completed his 100th race in the world’s first electric series and scored his 1000th point at the weekend in Seoul, switches from Venturi to Mahindra and remains in Formula E for further records.

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