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Avalanche Andretti will contest the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races as the Porsche customer team from season 9.


Formula E: Porsche joins forces with the Avalanche Andretti customer team

When the world’s first fully-electric racing series heads into a new era with the Gen3 cars in 2023, four Porsche 99X Electric racers will line up on the grid – two fielded by the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team and two by Avalanche Andretti. The collaboration between Porsche and the team founded by the American racing driver Michael Andretti was announced on Friday on the eve of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Berlin. 

“It’s important for us to support a customer team that demonstrates the same passion and professionalism in Formula E as we do,” says Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. “Avalanche Andretti has raced in Formula E since the inaugural 2014 season. For us, it’s a huge vote of confidence that one of the most experienced teams has chosen to work alongside Porsche from season 9 onwards and wants to field two Porsche 99X Electric racers. Porsche and Andretti are united by a long tradition, and it all started when Mario and Michael made their Le Mans debuts in a Porsche 956 in 1983. We’re delighted that the tradition is continuing in Formula E and we hope our partnership will be just as successful.”  

Michael Andretti, CEO and Chairman, Andretti Autosport, states: “Our Formula E journey began with Season 1 and we’re very proud to now be looking ahead to the next generation of the sport. Avalanche Andretti FE has an ambition to win, and with the support of Porsche, we have full confidence in our performance and growth. Our history with Porsche as two historic racing teams means this collaboration was a natural fit, and we look forward to a new chapter starting in 2023.”

Partnership spans at least two seasons

The goal of the new Gen3 regulations in Formula E is to lighten the load on customer teams by minimising their own contributions to developments. There are clear-cut guidelines for the way Porsche Motorsport provides support to Avalanche Andretti: The customer team receives two ready-to-race Porsche 99X Electric and technical support as specified in the rules to campaign the vehicles. Software development remains with Porsche Motorsport with any updates shared with Avalanche Andretti.

The agreement between Porsche and Avalanche Andretti will run for at least two seasons. While the customer team is involved in current preparations for season 9 and Gen3, it will compete as an independent team. “We look forward to sharing the insights we’ve gained in the field of electrified high-performance power units since joining Formula E with Avalanche Andretti,” says Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E. “We’ll do our utmost to ensure that our new partner can benefit from our technology as quickly as possible and that we’ll witness four Porsche 99X Electric fighting for victory from season 9.” Fans can therefore look forward to an even more exciting motorsport year 2023 – powered by Porsche.