Barely has one of the most successful years for Porsche Motorsport finished, when the next highlights are already on the agenda: 2020 has a lot to offer and will be dominated by GT sports and Formula E.
2020 will again have something for everyone.
An electrifying start to the year.
There will be no rest for the racing community in 2020, with things starting to hot up as early as January. Our first Formula E season will include city circuits in Mexico, China, Germany, France and the USA, ahead of the season finale in London on the last weekend in July. Following our successful debut in this racing series, we remain hungry for Formula E success in 2020, and are looking forward to the upcoming races.
Full steam ahead for the new GT season.
Regardless of the duration, regardless of the distance – and regardless of whether it’s a works team or customer racing: we’ll once again be represented in all the major racing series this year. Our schedule has already seen a premiere in Daytona on January 26. The new 911 RSR finally made its US racing début. And that was at the traditional IMSA season opener in Florida.
We’re set to continue our GT offensive at the motorsport classics: once again rising to the challenges of the major 24-hour races. Immersing the Green Hell of the Nürburgring in our colors, defying the weather gods in Spa and, of course, leaving our mark on the mother of all races: Le Mans. We’ll be represented at this legendary race with four works cars, and will not only fight for victory, but also aim to defend our manufacturer and driver ranking titles. Our works team will also compete for points at other GT races.
As well as active racing, the development of our own drivers will be a further focus in 2020. We’ll continue to work on training young talent to become expert drivers, allowing Porsche to secure these for its cockpits. In the 2020 season, the Porsche Motorsport squad for both the GT series and Formula E will consist of 18 works drivers, two Young Professionals and two Porsche Juniors. As well as their role as test and development drivers for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, Simona de Silvestro and Thomas Preining will also compete in GT sports races this year, for example, thereby continuing to improve their driving skills.
2020 promises to be eventful. And we can hardly wait to enthusiastically take Porsche Motorsport to the world’s race tracks. Whether the urban circuits of Formula E, or the most beautiful and demanding traditional circuits we know.