Porsche makes two-year commitment to Formula E

New extension sees German marque commit to all-electric racing series until end of 2026 season.

Porsche has signed two-year extension to continue racing in the all-electric Formula E series.

Confirmed:

  • Two-year extension adds to original five-year commitment by German marque
  • Porsche wants to play an 'active role in shaping the successful future of Formula E'
  • Manufacturer will be involved in guiding the direction of the fourth-generation car

Context: Porsche committed to a future in Formula One but ultimately came up short after its deal with Red Bull collapsed. Now, despite long-running doubts about its true commitment to Formula E, Porsche has decided to focus on the all-electric series. This decision comes after the German manufacturer almost boycotted preseason testing in Valencia last year.

Comment: Alejandro Agag, founder and chairman of Formula E, said: “Porsche has been a valued and influential team since joining Formula E and we are excited that this will continue. The championship is enabling Porsche to accelerate development of the innovative EV technologies we see in their road cars, while the team is an active member of the group driving development of the next generation of Formula E car to arrive in season 13.”

Consequence: This move means that Porsche will be the longest serving German manufacturer in the all-electric series, having joined in 2019 with a five-year commitment to Formula E. This season has been the most successful for the team yet, with drivers Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa picking up three wins and one win, respectively.

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