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Lotterer joins Jani at Porsche for season six

Andre Lotterer has signed to drive for Porsche in season six joining the already signed Neel Jani, who he competed alongside at the German marque in the World Endurance Championship.

Lotterer will depart DS Techeetah after two seasons alongside two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne, having taken four podiums.

The German is no stranger to Porsche having competed for the squad in the 2017 World Endurance Championship and that year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“I’m really looking forward to competing for Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the 2019/2020 season. I have been part of the Porsche family since 2017 and have lots of great memories of joint successes – particularly when working with Neel,” said Lotterer.

“We drove together in the Porsche LMP1 Team in 2017, and drove for Rebellion Racing in the WEC these past two years.

“It’s great that we will now be the driver pairing for the Porsche Formula E Team. I’m looking forward to the new task and to the future collaboration with the team.”

The 37-year-old was welcomed to the team by Fritz Enzinger, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport, citing his experience of the all-electric series and his familiarity to the Porsche family as the main motivation behind the decision to acquire Lotterer’s services.

“Signing Andre for the second Porsche Formula E cockpit is definitely the right choice,” said Enzinger. “He has been a Porsche works driver for three years and knows the team and Neel really well. And we can only benefit from the experience that André will bring from the past two Formula E seasons.

“Neel and Andre make the perfect driver pairing for Porsche’s works entry into Formula E. We are looking forward to entering our maiden season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for the 2019/2020 season with this strong driver pairing.”

With Vergne already on a multi-year deal with DS Techeetah, just the one seat remains at what will be a highly coveted drive with the reigning champion team.

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