Andretti will be supplied by Porsche from the start of the Gen3 era of Formula E after signing a “long-term” agreement with the German manufacturer.
From the start of Season 9, 2022/23, Andretti will be powered by Porsche powertrains which coincides with the start of the Gen3 era of Formula E.
Andretti had been powered by BMW up to and including the 2021/22 campaign despite BMW’s withdrawal from Formula E at the end of the 2020/21 campaign. This partnership began in 2018 although the Andretti team were one of the founding teams of the all-electric championship.
It means Andretti and Porsche will link up together for the first time since 2008 when the late John Andretti ran with Porsche power at the Daytona 24 Hours.
Michael Andretti, CEO and Chairman, Andretti Autosport, said: “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. The agreement is an important step in our future and commitment to our sport, partners, and fans.
“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.”
Porsche joined the Formula E grid at the start of the 2019/20 season and 2022/23 will be the first time the Stuttgart-manufacturer have supplied a team in FE. Porsche have claimed one win, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein, and six podiums with Wehrlein and Andre Lotterer.
“It’s important for us to support a customer team that demonstrates the same passion and professionalism in Formula E as we do,” said Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President of 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.”
Roger Griffiths, Team Principal, Avalanche Andretti Formula E, added: “Season 9 will be an important year for our team and the series. It was vital that we made a strong choice in our powertrain provider in preparation for this new chapter and exciting generation of car – and we have that in Porsche. We are looking forward to starting Gen3 as a formidable competitor.
“We remain focused on the rest of this season, we continue our powertrain relationship with BMW, who have been a valued partner to our team and will support us until the end of this season. We’ve had many successes together through the years and thank them for both their partnership and friendship.”