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Jake Dennis: “New car, new season and a lot of unknowns”

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Credit: Sam Bloxham courtesy of FIA Formula E

Jake Dennis enters Season Nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on the back of a strong end to the Gen2 era, with the British driver having claimed two podiums and a victory across three of the last four races of 2022.

With this in mind, he can enter this weekend’s season-opening Mexico City E-Prix full of confidence, after being the most in-form driver at the end of last season. This season, though, is a fresh start for the entire field, as Gen3 of Formula E is introduced. If pre-season testing is anything to go by, then it could be a tough start to the season for Dennis and Avalanche Andretti Formula E, with the side having been one of the slowest on the grid.

There are so many unknowns, though, given that there is much to discover with the new machinery, with Dennis being aware that the first race of the year is a “chance to prove ourselves”.

“First race of the season and a chance to prove ourselves. New car, new season and a lot of unknowns, but I’m feeling confident that we can go into it and have a good result. Looking forward to the team coming together and working with André to start our season off positively.”

André Lotterer excited about “new challenge” with Avalanche Andretti

Alongside Dennis at Avalanche Andretti is André Lotterer, who was brought in from the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team to replace Oliver Askew. Lotterer brings with him a wealth of experience, something which’ll hopefully work in the team’s favour.

His switch to Andretti comes on the back of three seasons with Porsche, which included four podiums. His most recent podium was actually at last season’s race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, something which might give the German some confidence of a strong weekend.

Lotterer is “very excited” to get the new era of the sport and his time with Andretti underway, as he aims to use his pole position and second-place finish from Mexico City last year as motivation.

“I’m very excited to start Season Nine in Mexico City. It’s a great track for me with a pole position and a podium in Season Eight. Hopefully, I carry these positive results into my new team here at Avalanche Andretti Formula E. Looking forward to getting back out on track and to start this new challenge with the team.”

Credit: Sam Bloxham courtesy of FIA Formula E
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