Porsche Charges Ahead to Shanghai for Formula E Double-Header

Porsche Charges Ahead to Shanghai for Formula E Double-Header

The electric motorsport world is abuzz as Porsche heads to China, the company's second-largest single market, to compete in the Formula E double-header on May 25 and 26 in Shanghai. This marks a significant return for Formula E to China since its inaugural race in Beijing's Olympic Park in 2014. Representing the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team are drivers Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa, ready to electrify the Shanghai circuit.

Porsche Leads the Pack

Porsche enters the Shanghai races as the frontrunner in the manufacturers’ championship, boasting a remarkable season with four victories under its belt. The Porsche 99X Electric has proven to be the car to beat, securing three wins for the works team and one for the Andretti Formula E customer team.

António Félix da Costa arrives in Shanghai riding high on momentum from his recent triumph at Porsche’s home race in Berlin. Alongside him, Pascal Wehrlein, who is second in the drivers' standings, is keen to tackle the Shanghai track, which is new territory for him. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team secured a hefty 55 points in Berlin, demonstrating their formidable performance this season.

The Shanghai Challenge

The Shanghai E-Prix presents a unique challenge with its wide, permanent racetrack. Energy management will be crucial, as highlighted by Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E: “Our victory in Berlin is the perfect motivation as we approach the final stretch of the season. Shanghai’s wide track will require precise energy management, a challenge we are well-prepared for.”

Modlinger also noted the significance of racing in China, a major market for Porsche: “Our brand is very popular here, and we’re excited to race in front of our Chinese fans.”

Drivers Ready for Action

Pascal Wehrlein is eager to experience Shanghai for the first time. Reflecting on the season so far, he said, “The great thing about Formula E is the addition of new venues. We had a strong team performance in Berlin, which António crowned with his victory. We aim to replicate that success in Shanghai.”

António Félix da Costa, buoyed by his win in Berlin, is equally enthusiastic: “Winning in Berlin was an indescribable feeling. We’ll carry that momentum to Shanghai and hope to inspire the Chinese fans with thrilling, all-electric racing.”

Tune In Live

Fans worldwide can catch the excitement of the Shanghai E-Prix live. Both races will start at 15:04 local time (9:04 CEST), with qualifying sessions kicking off at 10:20 local time (4:20 CEST). For full broadcasting details, visit the Formula E website.

Championship Standings

As the season progresses, the standings are tight:

Drivers’ Classification:

  1. Nick Cassidy (NZL) - 140 points
  2. Pascal Wehrlein (GER) - 124 points
  3. Jake Dennis (GBR) - 102 points
  4. António Félix da Costa (POR) - 59 points
  5. Norman Nato (FRA) - 24 points

Teams’ Classification:

  1. Jaguar TCS Racing - 237 points
  2. TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team - 183 points
  3. Andretti Formula E - 126 points

Manufacturers’ Trophy:

  1. Porsche - 267 points
  2. Jaguar - 266 points
  3. Nissan - 202 points

Porsche's Formula E Commitment

Porsche is in its fifth season of Formula E, fielding both the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team and the Andretti Formula E team, which also races with the Porsche 99X Electric. Developed at the CO₂-neutral Weissach facility, the 99X Electric exemplifies Porsche’s dedication to innovation, sustainability, and the future of electrification. Through Formula E, Porsche continues to gain invaluable insights that drive the development of its electric production sports cars.

Stay tuned as Porsche aims to extend its lead and thrill the Chinese fans with high-octane, electric racing action in Shanghai!