There were mixed results for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team after the last round in Rome: Pascal Wehrlein scored his first podium of the season, and André Lotterer was left point-less.
Amiel Lindesay, Porsche head of Formula E Operations, echoed these mixed feelings in regard to the car and the team’s performance: “We shone in some areas, and we’ve been exposed in others. We definitely have a good basis for the new car. It’s now up to us to tap the full potential of the car, drivers and team.”
The team does have good qualifying pace, but they seem to be lacking the race pace that would allow them to score more points. Wehrlein’s mistake at the restart in the Rome E-Prix Round 4 cost the team their 2nd place on the podium and potentially a victory. André Lotterer’s mistake in Round 3 cost them their place on the podium and was an unusual mistake from the German driver.
Wehrlein seemed positive going to the DHL Valencia E-Prix, as he believes the teams knows what they need to do to “regularly achieve decent results” and score their first victory of their existence in the championship.
Formula E veteran Andre Lotterer, who changed teams in 2019 to see this new chapter for Porsche, hopes to score his first points of the season in Valencia.
The Porsche team is in its second season in the Championship, scoring two podiums for André Lotterer and one podium for Pascal Wehrlein so far.
Round five of the championship will take place in Valencia at 15:00 CET (14:00 BST) on Saturday 24 April 2021 and Round six will take place one hour earlier (14:00 CET/ 13:00 BST) on Sunday 25 April 2021.