Formula E: Porsche remains loyal to Formula E.
“Our commitment has so far run until season 10 (2024; d. Ed.)”, Reveals Porsche’s new head of motorsport Thomas Laudenbach in a media round that SPORT BILD was also involved in. However, a possible Formula 1 entry from 2026 of Formula E in the Porsche universe could turn off the power. Laudenbach: “We will probably decide in the course of the coming year whether we want to continue beyond 2024. Certainly there is a decision about Formula 1 in the meantime, which is still extremely open. It is clear that this will have an impact on all of our other programs. “
Among other things, Laudenbach can imagine more freedom in the area of batteries. The Formula E racers currently use a standard battery from McLaren with a capacity of 54 KWh. From the third generation of cars (2022/23), the battery will be 100 kilograms lighter, but the storage capacity will remain the same. “Releasing the battery for your own development would probably cause costs to explode,” he admits.
In 2021, Porsche finished eighth in the championship. They don’t want to be satisfied with that in 2022 …