Began testing the new Porsche carApril 19, 2019
In early March, the racing electric car Porsche, which will start in Formula E next season, passed the initial run-in at the German Weizach training ground, but now the project goes to the next level. The previous two days at the Calafat circuit, located 150 km south-west of Barcelona, the Porsche factory team conducted tests on the new car, and Brandon Hartley and Neil Jani were entrusted to fly it.
Together with them, a test team led by team manager Emiel Lindsay and technical director Malta Huneke worked on the track.
The Porsche press service promises to share the details a bit later, but for now we’ll restrict ourselves to a brief comment by Neil Yani: “So far, everything is going fine, but we don’t know how the car behaves in a real race. The stages of Formula E take place on urban routes, telemetry is used in relatively small volumes, and the experience gained in other championships is not applicable here, so we have to solve unique problems.
Date of the next test has not yet been appointed. In total, Formula E is allowed to spend 15 test days per year.
In the season 2019-2020. 12 teams will take part in the world electric car racing championship and 10 of them enjoy the support of one or another automaker: Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Jaguar, DS Techeetah, Mahindra, Nio and Venturi.
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