He talks about a team’s certain growth in a rival sourroundings of a world’s initial electric racing series, a missed opportunities in a quarrel for a 99X Electric’s initial victory, and a categorical tasks brazen to ready for deteriorate 8.
One stick position and dual lectern finishes: What conclusions have we drawn after a second Formula E season?
Amiel Lindesay: We have what it takes to be rival during a tip level. And we’ve proven this. However, looking behind during a season, we also have to acknowledge that during a finish of a day we didn’t utterly accommodate a possess expectations. There were several races where we simply weren’t good enough. Especially in a initial half of a year, we threw divided points, that was really costly. On a other hand, we were one of a many unchanging teams in a second half of a deteriorate and we frequently scored points. Our position in a points list doesn’t truly simulate where we now are with a team. We have a intensity to win races. We’ve schooled a lot this deteriorate with all a ups and downs, and we’ll take these use to come behind even stronger in deteriorate 8.
How many aloft was a vigour to perform on a group compared to your entrance season?
Lindesay: Expectations were many higher, though that’s normal, it’s what we have to cope with each day. But we mustn’t forget a fact that a initial Formula E deteriorate was severely influenced by a pandemic. We mislaid 5 races that would’ve given us a possibility to learn and we were means to connect some-more as a immature team. Some of a lessons had to be schooled a tough approach in a shorter time this year.
What did these special resources meant for a growth of a team?
Lindesay: Our group came a prolonged approach this season. We done outrageous swell given a tough foe in this universe championship. You don’t build a good group in one year. It’s a prolonged and really formidable process. But we’re on a good way. The group suggestion and proclivity that we see and knowledge each day make me really assured going forward.
André Lotterer is a maestro in a group and Pascal Wehrlein is a immature driver. How do we rate their performances?
Lindesay: Pascal assimilated a group before a deteriorate and immediately felt really many a partial of a Porsche Motorsport family. He is one of a quickest qualifiers out there. And his opening in a foe is considerable as well. We are really happy with him and we are looking brazen to a successful destiny together. It was a tough year for André. He didn’t acquire points in a initial 5 races. The approach he overcame this formidable start and finished second on a lectern during a sixth foe shows his resources of knowledge and his class. We have dual really clever drivers and we’ll use each possibility to take serve stairs brazen with them.
The foe in a ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is really high. How do we see yourselves after this deteriorate compared to a clever opposition?
Lindesay: At a final eventuality of this deteriorate in Berlin, 18 drivers were still means to win a championship. That’s says all about a strengths and a even personification margin of this universe championship. In qualifying, a initial 15 drivers were infrequently within usually two-tenths of a second. That’s impossibly close. One tiny mistake from a motorist and group throws we to a behind of a field, though a possibility for a tip result. However, such extreme foe is also a good plea that pushes us to always give a best. When we do grasp a good outcome in such an environment, it’s quite satisfying. The many critical thing is to be unchanging over a whole deteriorate and also measure points, even if things don’t work out ideally in qualifying. This ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is a good series. We’re gratified to be partial of it.
Why did a targeted initial feat not materialize this season?
Lindesay: We were really tighten on many occasions, not many was missing. It’s unimaginable how parsimonious a foe is. One or dual positions serve adult in subordinate can make all a difference. A thousandth of a second in a Super Pole can establish either we start from a purify side of a lane or watch how a aspirant subsequent to we uses a advantage instead. we don’t wish to speak about Puebla during this point, where we crossed a finish line initial and a feat was taken off us due to an anomaly – though it’s simply that we really had a chances this season. We have a intensity it takes to win. We usually have to put all a pieces of a nonplus together.
How confident are we to have Pascal and André as your drivers subsequent season?
Lindesay: We’re really gratified to continue with them. It’s critical for a group to have coherence with a drivers, not usually on a racetrack. A elemental requirement for successful teamwork is trust, and we have that. We’re now focussing on scheming for deteriorate 8 and we’re looking brazen to pulling on to a subsequent turn with Pascal and André.
You have 23 weeks until a initial foe in Diriyah. What will occur until then?
Lindesay: There is no offseason in racing, as prosaic as that competence sound. There isn’t a lot of time to put your feet up. We’ll take a few days off to recharge a batteries before throwing ourselves into scheming for deteriorate 8. The mangle isn’t as prolonged as it competence seem during initial glance. We have a devise that consists of serve extracting a intensity and creation adult a opening to a top. We’ll exercise this step by step, with many hours of sim work and a optimisation of several details. That’s simply business as common for a racing team.
Despite a pandemic, Formula E has managed to put together an appealing racing calendar. How do we rate this achievement?
Lindesay: It was a tough year for a organisers and a teams. They did a illusory pursuit in putting together a full deteriorate with 15 races, generally given a infrequently really tough restrictions caused by a pandemic. A outrageous appreciate we to everybody who contributed.
When we demeanour brazen to deteriorate 8, what are we many looking brazen to?
Lindesay: Very clearly a outrageous sporting hurdles that wait us in a ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. And I’m looking brazen to us drumming a full intensity and branch that into foe victories.
Facts and figures: a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team in deteriorate 7
After 15 races during 8 opposite venues, a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team wrapped adult a second deteriorate in a ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 8th place in a group classification. The Porsche 99X Electric achieved one stick position (race 8 in Puebla) and dual lectern formula (race 4 in Rome and foe 6 in Valencia).
At slightest one Porsche 99X Electric finished twelve races in a points. Both cars scored points during 3 races. At slightest one of a Porsche 99X Electric done it into Super Pole in 9 races, and both cars competent for a hunt for stick position during one race. Porsche achieved a best group outcome in foe 11 in New York City: Pascal Wehrlein finished 4th in a Big Apple, with André Lotterer in 5th place.
Pascal Wehrlein ranked 11th in a drivers’ sequence with 79 points, creation him a best German in a field. He started from stick position once (Puebla) and climbed a lectern once (3rd in Rome). The German competent for Super Pole 5 times and warranted points from 9 races. This was his initial deteriorate pushing for a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team.
André Lotterer resolved a deteriorate on 17th place in a drivers’ sequence with 58 points. He claimed a lectern mark (2nd in Valencia), competent 4 times for Super Pole and took home points from 6 races. For Lotterer, this was his second deteriorate in a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team.
During deteriorate 7, a Porsche 99X Electric lonesome a sum of 6,045.06 kilometres (2,342 laps) in a use sessions and races.
Porsche in Formula E
In Nov 2019, André Lotterer achieved a successful racing entrance for a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, finishing second during a season-opening foe in Diriyah: a dream start and explanation that Porsche had a rival car right from a opening with a Porsche 99X Electric. This was impressively underlined by a initial stick position in Mexico City and another second place on home territory in Berlin. Pascal Wehrlein assimilated a patrol before a 2020/2021 season. He claimed stick position in Puebla and came third in Rome. André Lotterer crossed a finish line in second place in Valencia. Formula E is a world’s initial fully-electric travel racing array and, as an accelerator for innovative and tolerable mobility technologies, it has brought stirring motorsport to people vital in vital cities given 2014. In a 2020/2021 season, in that a motorist and group universe champion was crowned for a initial time, some-more vehicle manufacturers competed than in any other racing series. As such, a races were fascinating and fiercely contested. Porsche again relies on a unchanging drivers André Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein in 2021/2022.