It was through searching for new challenges that the lawyer and investment consultant Alberto Longo came to motor racing a good 20 years ago. His first project in motorsport was the purchase of Formula 1 TV rights together with his partner Alejandro Agag; but his biggest and most important mission was to create Formula E with Agag. In the latest "Inside E" podcast, the Spaniard talks about the unusual inception and rapid growth of the world’s first electric racing series, about Porsche’s strong performance with a podium result in Rome recently and why doubleheader events are the best solution for everyone during a global pandemic.
Jean Todt has dedicated his life to motorsport: He started out as a rally co-driver and notched up major successes in the world’s most important racing series as a team principal. Since 2009, he is President of the FIA. In the latest “Inside E” podcast, the Frenchman talks about racing in pandemic times, the Formula E success story and the social responsibility of the FIA and motorsport.
Simona De Silvestro from Switzerland is the first female works driver in the history of Porsche Motorsport. In the latest “Inside E” podcast on International Women’s Day on 8 March, she talks about her role as a woman in a male-dominated world, about the early days of her extraordinary career as a racing driver and the goals she hopes to achieve with Porsche in the coming years.
In the latest “Inside E” podcast, Amiel Lindesay, Head of Operations Formula E, reveals how much the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team and drivers are looking forward to the start of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season, why cancelling the races in Chile was the right decision, and how confident everyone involved is that they can meet the higher expectations.
The final test drives are completed, the racing cars are on their way to South America. The TAG Heuer Formula E Team kicks off its second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Santiago de Chile on 16/17 January. In the latest “Inside E” podcast, André Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein talk about their preparations for the season opener, their impressions of the refined Porsche 99X Electric and how important teamwork is for success.
They have experienced the Formula E success story up close and personal from day one. They were on board when the electric race series started its first season in 2014; Nicki Shields as pit lane reporter, Jack Nicholls as commentator. In the latest “Inside E” podcast, they talk about their work on the official global TV broadcasting of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, about the fantastic togetherness of the teams and drivers at the racetrack, and their experience of Porsche entering the series a year ago.
Two podium finishes, a pole position and many other highlights – Malte Huneke has every reason to be happy with the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team’s rookie season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. No manufacturer has enjoyed such success right from the start in the history of Formula E since the second season. Yet, in the new “Inside E” podcast, the Technical Project Leader says: “Am I happy? 80 percent, I would say.” Huneke also talks about the highlights of his career at Porsche to date, the most important experiences from the first eleven races in Formula E and his expectations for the new season starting in January.
André Lotterer and the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team have completed their first season together. After the Porsche works driver finished second to claim a spot on the podium at the opening race weekend in Diriyah, he repeated the feat at the “restart” in Berlin. He went on to finish in the points in the following four races and, in eighth place, was the best German in the Drivers’ Championship. In the 13th edition of the “Inside E” podcast, Lotterer looks back on his first year with Porsche in Formula E. The 38-year-old also discusses the rapid development of the fully-electric racing series and his new team-mate, Pascal Wehrlein, whose signing was announced recently. Lotterer also reveals which races he is particularly looking forward to next season and his goal for 2021.
As of next season, Pascal Wehrlein will reinforce the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team as a regular driver alongside André Lotterer. In the twelfth episode of the “Inside E” podcast, the 25-year-old talks about the new challenge and his goals with Porsche. He also looks back on his experience in motorsport to date and explains what makes Formula E special.
Since the introduction of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in 2014, the first electric street racing series has become one of the most competitive environments from a sporting and technical perspective. In the 11th episode of the “Inside E” podcast, Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, talks about the development of the series, the importance of Porsche for the championship and elaborates on the challenging times during the coronavirus pandemic and its effects. From a personal point of view he gives insights on his background in sports and his journey in Formula E so far. Reigle also shares his thoughts on the season finale in Berlin.
The Formula E finale in Berlin will see the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team report back at the beginning of August, after a break from racing of more than five months. In the tenth episode of the “Inside E” podcast, the two Porsche works drivers Neel Jani and André Lotterer talk about their excitement over the upcoming six races. They also look back at the period of the coronavirus lockdown and report on their experiences in the ABB Formula E “Race at Home Challenge” and in the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Joshua Rogers is currently regarded as one of the best sim racers in the world. Success has seen the Australian quickly make a name for himself on the Esports scene – particularly in association with Porsche. In episode nine of the “Inside E” podcast, Rogers discusses his origins in motorsport, his move from real to virtual motor racing, the parallels and differences between both worlds, and his collaboration with the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer.
As race engineers in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, Kyle Wilson-Clarke and Fabrice Roussel have a direct line to the two works drivers Neel Jani and André Lotterer. In the eighth episode of the “Inside E” podcast, the duo talk about the tasks of race engineers, the special features of Formula E and their close collaboration with the drivers.
As Member of the Executive Board, Research and Development, Michael Steiner is responsible for series production and Porsche Motorsport’s racing projects. In episode seven of the “Inside E” podcast, Steiner speaks about changes in the automotive industry, the future of the sports car manufacturer, and technical innovations ranging from motor racing to production development.
In the sixth episode of the “Inside E” podcast, the British photographer talks about the special attraction of creating the imagery around the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, looks at the time he has spent with the team, chats about his career so far and provides insights into his work on and off the circuit.
The 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship has been officially suspended since 13th March 2020. In the latest “Inside E” podcast, Carlo Wiggers, Director Team Management & Business Relations Porsche Motorsport, and Pascal Zurlinden, Director Factory Motorsport, discuss how the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is dealing with this situation. They also look back at the races that have already taken place and give their take on the season so far.
Pascal Zurlinden is another team member from the successful LMP1 project breaking new ground. As Director Factory Motorsport, he has been responsible for both the GT race series and the Formula E projects since August, and thereby part of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. art of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. In episode 4 of the “Inside E” podcast, Zurlinden talks about his union with Porsche, the future of motorsport and the special characteristics of Formula E.
Following the launch of the Porsche 99X Electric, Amiel Lindesay, Head of Operations Formula E, discusses the next milestones for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team on its road to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the latest episode of Inside E.
In the latest episode of the Inside E podcast, works driver André Lotterer discusses his new role at Porsche, returning to Weissach, his team-mate and friend Neel Jani, the experience he has gained from the past two Formula E seasons, and his schedule between now and Porsche’s first race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship this November.
In the first episode of Inside E, regular Formula E driver Neel Jani speaks about his career at Porsche, the factory team entering Formula E, the schedule up to the first race and the goals he has set himself for the rookie season.