Successful pre-season test for TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

Successful pre-season test for TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is ready to tackle its third season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, which begins on 28th January with two races in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. At the last test before the season kicks off, André Lotterer clocked up close to 400 miles in the no.36 99X Electric, while his teammate, Pascal Wehrlein, covered almost 450 miles at the wheel of the no.94 sister car.


One of the key points in the extensive test programme was to simulate the new qualifying format. From now on, the twenty-two drivers will initially head out onto the track in two groups. 220kW of power will be made available and teams can turn any number of laps within twelve minutes. The four fastest cars in each group move into the quarter-finals, with the rest of the pack allocated grid spots nine to twentytwo.

From the quarter-finals, drivers pit against each other, two at a time, in a knockout round. The winner of Group 1 competes against the fourth in Group 2, while the runner-up in Group 1 competes against the third-place finisher in Group 2, and so on. Then, in the semi-finals and finals, the drivers have 250kW at their disposal. The winner of the final session starts from pole and, as in the past, earns three championship points. Be sure to follow @PorscheFormulaE. 

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