Andre Lotterer has joined the new Porsche outfit for Formula E’s sixth season which begins in November as he leaves teams’ champions DS Techeetah.
Porsche are entering Formula E for the 2019/20 season and Lotterer will partner Neel Jani at the German marque.
Lotterer drove one season for Porsche in 2017 before their withdrawal from the World Endurance Championship where he partnered Jani – finishing fourth in the drivers’ championship.
“I’m really looking forward to competing for Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the 2019/2020 season,” said Lotterer.
“I have been part of the Porsche family since 2017 and have lots of great memories of joint successes – particularly when working with Neel. We drove together in the Porsche LMP1 Team in 2017, and drove for Rebellion Racing in the WEC these past two years.
“It’s great that we will now be the driver pairing for the Porsche Formula E Team. I’m looking forward to the new task and to the future collaboration with the team.”
Lotterer had driven for the Techeetah outfit as both a Renault customer team and DS works team.
The team helped Jean-Eric Vergne to win two consecutive drivers’ titles however Lotterer was unable to get the same success.
He claimed one pole position and four podiums for Techeetah across two seasons.
Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport, said: “Signing Andre for the second Porsche Formula E cockpit is definitely the right choice. He has been a Porsche works driver for three years and knows the team and Neel really well.
“And we can only benefit from the experience that Andre will bring from the past two Formula E seasons. Neel and Andre make the perfect driver pairing for Porsche’s works entry into Formula E.
“We are looking forward to entering our maiden season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for the 2019/2020 season with this strong driver pairing.”
Season 6 of Formula E begins in Saudi Arabia in November, with public testing to be conducted before then.