Porsche aims to build on its strong start to season 9 with the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 in Diriyah

Porsche aims to build on its strong start to season 9 with the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 in Diriyah

24.01.2023: FIA FORMULA E Diriyah ePrix 27-28 January 2023 • Preview: Diriyah E-Prix, 27 and 28 January, rounds 2 and 3 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. • In Diriyah, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team wants to build on its successful perfo

FIA FORMULA E
Diriyah ePrix
27-28 January 2023


 

•    Preview: Diriyah E-Prix, 27 and 28 January, rounds 2 and 3 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.


•    In Diriyah, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team wants to build on its successful performance at the season opener.


•    Pascal Wehrlein will contest his 50th Formula E race on Friday.


•    The spectacular floodlit races in Diriyah are the only night races of season 9.





After its outstanding start to the season with the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team travels to the Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia feeling confident.



Fans will be treated to two spectacular night races, with rounds two and three of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship contested on the historic city circuit on 27 and 28 January.



The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team fields two of its new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 on the 2.495-kilometre racetrack not far from the Riyadh capital. In the cockpits are Pascal Wehrlein (GER #94), who kicked off season 9 in Mexico with second place after a strong performance, as well as António Félix da Costa (POR #13).



Wehrlein will contest his 50th Formula E race on Friday. Avalanche Andretti also campaigns a pair of Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. The Porsche customer squad owned by the American motor racing icon Michael Andretti won the season-opener in Mexico.    
 





 
Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E
TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

 

What went particularly well for the team in Mexico and what still needs work?


“The team and the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 experienced a strong start to the season. We secured our first podium result and both cars earned points. The implementation and execution of the race weekend went very smoothly.


Our processes worked well. It was a shame that Antonio missed out on the duel stage by just two-thousandths of a second. It’s still early days with the Gen3, so the car still has a lot of potential. We now need to tap this step by step.”  
 



What insights do you take from Mexico to Diriyah and what are your expectations?



“The performance in Mexico was right. It was extremely close with five cars within a tenth of a second. The night races in Diriyah with completely different track characteristics pose a new challenge.


The performance of individual teams might look very different there. We can only be sure of one thing: fractions of seconds can again make all the difference in Diriyah.


Our goal is clear: again we don’t want to make any mistakes and again we aim to get the most out of our cars to fight for top results.”






The racetrack



Historic fortifications and traditional mud-brick houses form the exotic backdrop of the Diriyah E-Prix. The challenging circuit measures 2.495 kilometres in length and features 21 turns.



Energy management and a good race strategy play an important role on this fast track with two long straights. The circuit is floodlit with state-of-the-art LED technology. For Pascal  Wehrlein, Diriyah is “one of the best tracks on the Formula E calendar.”
 





Live TV and Internet coverage



The worldwide broadcasting schedule of the Formula E event in Diriyah is available at: https://www.fiaformulae.com/watch/ways-to-watch.
 





The Porsche 99X Electric Gen3


Porsche contests season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. The new electric racing car featuring the Porsche E-Performance Powertrain – which underwent modifications in Weissach for the third generation vehicle in the innovative electric racing series – also serves as a development platform for the sports car manufacturer’s fully-electric production models.



 Energy management and efficiency are important factors for success in Formula E and in Porsche’s all-electric production cars. The maximum output of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 is 350 kW (476 PS), which is 100 kW more than the predecessor generation (Gen2). At least 40 percent of the energy used is recuperated via regenerative braking. The new Gen3 cars are the fastest, lightest, most powerful and most efficient electric racing cars ever built.
 





Porsche Taycan Turbo S safety car



Porsche is committed to Formula E safety: With the all-electric Taycan Turbo S, Porsche again supplies the official safety car this season – thus underlining the importance of Formula E for Porsche Motorsport.


Thanks to its driveability and safety as well as an output of up to 560 kW (761 PS), the top model in the Taycan range is the ideal choice as a safety car in the world’s first electric racing series.



The striking paintwork incorporates the colours of all eleven competing teams as well as those of the FIA and Formula E. The design symbolises the joint commitment to the future of all-electric motor racing as well as social values such as diversity and community.


 

 
Viktoria Wohlrapp- photos Porsche

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/porsche-strong-start-season-9-99x-electric-gen3-diriyah---246946.html

24.01.2023 / MaP

More News

Lifestyle brand CORE named title sponsor of the 2023 Core Diriyah E-Prix, tickets
22.01.2023
•    Saudi-based lifestyle brand CORE is new title sponsor of Rounds 2 and 3 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship•    2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix is a double-header of races this Friday and Saturday (27 & 28 January) featuring the Middle East debut of the GEN3 – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficie more >>
ABT CUPRA experiences tough Formula E in Mexico
15.01.2023
    Opener in Mexico City: while Nico Müller managed a 14th place finish.    His teammate Robin Frijns retired right at the start of the race after a collision. The Dutchman suffered a fracture to his hand more >>
Promising performance for DS Automobiles at the first race weekend of Formula E season 9
15.01.2023
 •    Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E championship got underway in Mexico with the brand-new GEN3 cars •    The two DS E-TENSE FE23 cars showed a strong level of performance throughout free practice and the race•    Stoffel Vandoorne scored his first point for DS Automobiles and the PENSKE A more >>
One-two victory for Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 at the Formula E season opener
15.01.2023
Mexico City E-Prix, round 1 of the ABB FIA Formula E  World ChampionshipSaturday, January 14th 2023•    Victory for the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 fielded by the Porsche customer team Avalanche Andretti at the Autodromo Herma more >>
Courageous performance from Maximilian Günther at race debut for Maserati MSG Racing
15.01.2023
Maximilian Günther kicked off the 2023 Formula E season with his new team Maserati MSG Racing on Saturday. The 25-year-old fought back to finish eleventh in the first showdown of the year in Mexico City. Three safety car phases denied the racer from the Allgäu region of Germany a better result. more >>
Jake Dennis becomes first winner of GEN3 era in Mexico City - results
14.01.2023
Avalanche Andretti's Jake Dennis produced an utterly dominant drive to climb from second to the race win in the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix Round 1, heading home Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein and Mahindra Racing's Lucas di Grassi in the first race of Formula E's GEN3 era. more >>
Lucas Di Grassi takes pole in Mexico City ePrix on Mahindra debut
14.01.2023
Mahindra Racing's Lucas di Grassi strode to Julius Baer Pole Position for the Hankook Mexico City E-Prix Round 1 of Season 9, on debut for the team, taking advantage of Jake Dennis' slip in the Final.Both di Grassi and Dennis were fighti more >>
Pascal Wehrlein lays down marker with FP2 benchmark in Mexico ePrix
14.01.2023
In the final session before qualifying gets underway, TAG Heuer Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein set the fastest time around Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.The early session, held at 7:30 local time, brought wit more >>
Formula E - Where to watch the first race of the season and the debut of the all-new Gen3 race car
14.01.2023
-    The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to TV screens with the first race of the GEN3 era – the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix•    New names join the broadcast presenter line-up including the first-ever Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Junior, Oliver Askew and Naomi Schiff•   more >>
Formula E FREE PRACTICE 1: Vergne sets the early pace in Mexico City - results
14.01.2023
There was no hanging about in the first session of Season 9 and the GEN3 era at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, as all 22 drivers got a chance to lock in laps in their all-new cars. However, it was DS PENSKE's Jean-Eric Vergne who topped the timesheets with a 1m13.294s. more >>
What the drivers said ahead of the Mexico City Formula E opener
13.01.2023
As Mexico City gets ready to host the first race of the new Gen3 era, we hear from DS PENSKE's Stoffel Vandoorne, TAG Heuer Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein and Mahindra Racing's Lucas di Grassi. All three drivers look ahead to the unknowns of this new era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, as well as the excitement to be back in Mexico. more >>
Nissan Formula E Team charged up for Gen3 debut in Mexico City
11.01.2023
Squad ready to tackle Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguezin the first race of Season 9Nissan Formula E Team is set to take on the maiden race of the Gen3 era as the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship gets underway in Mexico City this weekend. more >>
ABT CUPRA team ready for its Formula E race debut in Mexico City this weekend
11.01.2023
    The ABT CUPRA team arrives in Mexico City, fully charged and ready for the opening round of the 2023 FIA Formula E Championship    Robin Frijns and Nico Müller will give the new Gen3 Formula E car its race debut at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez    CUPRA to hosts over 100 guests and d more >>
Formula E and DHL renew partnership kicking off the new Gen3 era
11.01.2023
•    Formula E and Official Founding and Logistics partner, DHL, agree multi-year partnership extension looking ahead to the Gen3 era and the introduction of the third-generation car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built •    Partnership based on pioneering green logistics a more >>
Formula E unplugged returns for Series Two
21.12.2022
•    Six-part behind-the-scenes docuseries on the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship premieres from today*•    Series two follows drivers and teams in the championship’s most competitive season yet more >>
Porsche aims to fight for the Formula E World Championship title
19.12.2022
Porsche heads into a new Formula E era with the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3. Developed in Weissach, the electric racing car celebrates its race debut on 14 January at the Mexico City E-Prix – the opening round of season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. more >>
The ABT CUPRA FE team hits the tracks for the first time with the new Gen3 Formula E car at Valencia
19.12.2022
    The ABT CUPRA FE team enjoyed a successful first test of its Gen3 Formula E Season 9 car at Valencia    Drivers Robin Frijins and Nico Müller drove the car – which is the fastest, lightest, most powe more >>
Successful pre-season test for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team ahead of round one in Mexico
18.12.2022
•    All teams took part in official Formula E tests with the new Gen3 cars at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. •    Final shakedown for the Weissach-developed Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 before the seaso more >>
The DS Automobiles DS E-TENSE FE23 cars put on a strong show at Valencia pre season test
18.12.2022
 •    Pre-season testing for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship drew to a close in Valencia (Spain) this afternoon•    The two DS E-TENSE FE23 cars driven by reigning champion Stoffel Vandoorne, and Jean-Eric Vergne – the only two-time champion in the history of the series – demonstrated a solid perfo more >>
Formula E pre-season testing - drivers react to first official testing in the new Gen3 race car
17.12.2022
•    Former champion António Félix da Costa welcomes the “massive step forward” in power in the new Gen3, the fastest Formula E car yet•    More than 17,300km in 5,128 laps completed during pre-season testing, the first time all drivers were on track together in the Gen3•&nbs; more >>
Formula E tops Independent Global Sustainability in Sport Rankings
15.12.2022
•    Formula E rated highest of more than 50 elite global sports by leading independent sustainability organisation•    Rating announced as the new Gen3 – the world’s first net zero race car in the world’s first net zero sport – is on track for the first time at pre-season testing in Valencia more >>
Hankook Tire secure Title Sponsorship of Formula E races in Mexico, Rome and London
14.12.2022
•    ABB FIA Formula E World Championship new Technical Partner, Hankook Tire, to be title sponsor of five races in Season 9 next year•    Season opener in Mexico City, season finale double-header in London plus iconic Rome double-header race weekend are Hankook Tire title races in first season of championship partner more >>
David Beckmann new test and reserve driver for TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team in season 9
13.12.2022
•    The 22-year-old German has gained Formula E experience with the new Porsche customer team Avalanche Andretti.   •    Beckmann took his first laps in the new Porsche 99X Electric more >>
ABT teams up with CUPRA in Formula E
09.12.2022
ABT Sportsline is receiving strong support for its comeback in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: CUPRA is joining the championship for purely electric formula cars as partner alongside ABT Sportsline. In Extreme E, the two brands have more >>
Formula E Season 9 Calendar
08.12.2022
Round(s)    Location    Date(s)1    Mexico City, Mexico    14 January 20232 & 3    Diriyah, Saudi Arabia    27 & 28 January 2023 more >>
Formula E to race in Portland, Oregon in 2023
08.12.2022
•    ABB FIA Formula E World Championship maintains USA race on Season 9 calendar with debut in Portland, Oregon in June 2023•    All-new Gen3 car – the f more >>
Formula E and Julius Baer renew partnership for the Gen3 Era
05.12.2022
•    Formula E and founding partner, Swiss private bank Julius Baer, agree multiyear partnership extension until end of 2026 and through the Gen3 era with a new race car, new cities, and new sporting format•    Partnership based on mutual objectives of sustainable development and investing in future generations more >>
DS Automobiles and PENSKE AUTOSPORT unveil the DS E-TENSE FE23 Gen3
01.12.2022
 •    DS PENSKE presents its DS E-TENSE FE23 car ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season nine official test, which will take place at Valencia (Spain) between 13-16 December•    Lighter, more efficient and more powerful, the third generation 100% electric single-seater has been developed by the competi more >>
New car, new cities, new teams, new format and a new look for ABB FIA Formula E
28.11.2022
ABB FIA FORMULA E World ChampionshipSEASON 9•    Formula E introduces bold new look and sound for Season 9 and the start of the Gen3 era in the championship•    The Gen3, the world’s more >>
ABT team for Formula E comeback is coming together
25.11.2022
ABT’s team for the company’s Formula E comeback is coming together: These days, the latest addition, Frederic Espinos, is experiencing his first working days at the Kempten Motorsport Center – he is the new Sporting Director at ABT and responsible for all sporting matters of the team in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. more >>
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar 2023
21.11.2022
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar 2023     14 January 2023  Mexico  Mexico City27 & 28 January 2023  Saudi Arabia  Diriyah11 February 2023  India  Hyderabad* more >>
New Sporting Regulations for the GEN3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
18.11.2022
•    New technology and racing formats introduced in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and the debut of the Gen3 race car     •    Races competed via laps instead more >>
Comments on the world premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3
07.11.2022
    Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport:“We’re delighted to be able to present the new Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 to the world. Our development team in Weissach have invested a great deal of work, experience, heart and soul more >>
New Formula E Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 celebrates world premiere
07.11.2022
    The electric racing car, which was refined in Weissach, was unveiled to the public in the Porsche Experience Center in Franciacorta, Italy.       The Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 will tackle its maiden race more >>
New cockpit: Maximilian Günther to start in Formula E with Maserati MSG Racing
03.11.2022
25-year-old Maximilian Günther will continue his pursuit of success in the FIA Formula E World Championship with Maserati MSG Racing from the coming season. The premium more >>
DS Automobiles nominates Eugenio Franzetti as director of DS Performance
26.10.2022
    After announcing its partnership with PENSKE AUTOSPORT and the arrival of world champion Stoffel Vandoorne alongside double champion Jean-Eric Vergne, DS embarks on a new chapter in its Formula E history.    On the eve of the competitive debut of the new GEN3 car, DS Italy director Eugenio Franzetti is announced as director of DS Perfo more >>
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season 9 calendar updated
20.10.2022
•    FIA World Motor Sport Council ratifies updates to Season 9 calendar of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship•    Cape Town to host Round 5, the first Formula E race in South Africa•    Berlin expands to a double-header race weekend in provisional 17-race season more >>
Hankook and Formula E celebrate partnership launch
28.09.2022
As of next season, Hankook will be the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. At an event in The Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Austria, Hankook officially presented the newly developed Hankook iON race tyres to guests and representatives of Formula E, as well as the international media. more >>
Robin Frijns and Nico Müller to compete for ABT in Formula E
24.08.2022
ABT Sportsline has signed its dream duo for Formula E: Robin Frijns and Nico Müller will  compete in the German team’s comeback in the electric world championship. For both of them,  joining ABT is like coming home: after successful more >>

Kategorien

2001-2023 automobilsport.com full copyright