Lotterer has a wealth of expertise inside endurance racing, having gained the Le Mans 24 Hours 3 times with Audi earlier than becoming a member of Porsche’s LMP1 outfit in 2017.
He was main within the #1 automobile he shared with Nick Tandy and Neel Jani the identical yr, earlier than grinding to a halt with lower than 4 hours to go along with oil stress issues.
Porsche then pulled the shutters on its endurance operations on the finish of the season to focus its sources on becoming a member of Components E.
Having moved to Components E with Techeetah in 2017, Lotterer reunited with Porsche for its first season within the all-electric championship in 2019.
With Porsche set to return to endurance racing with its LMDh mission in 2023 in partnership with US heavyweights Group Penske, Lotterer defined that the thought of a return to racing in sportscars was “motivating” – but in addition added that he was glad together with his present position with the German producer in Components E.
“At Porsche I am in good arms both manner,” Lotterer advised Autosport. “I actually like Components E, I believe it is nice championship and in addition with Gen3, it is persevering with to develop.
“However, you already know, Porsche’s DNA and legacy is lots at Le Mans and it is a legendary factor, Le Mans and Porsche. Each are very motivating. So I might say I am in a pleasant place to be sincere.”
Andre Lotterer, Porsche, Porsche 99X Electrical
Picture by: Carl Bingham / Motorsport Photos
Lotterer added that the range in disciplines over his racing profession has been “refreshing” and he has relished the prospect to discover completely different classes with the Porsche staff.
When requested if he missed racing at Le Mans, Lotterer conceded that he nonetheless has a ardour for endurance racing, however defined that with the ability to strive completely different equipment throughout his profession means he has been capable of “dwell within the second”.
“It has been actually refreshing to have these new challenges after so a few years of endurance,” he stated.
“This can be a very nice factor to have the ability to have in a profession, to shift and together with Porsche, particularly as a works driver to go to completely different platforms and discover new options.
“So you reside within the second, you are busy with that and also you’re centered on that.
“When it comes to lacking [endurance racing] I imply, generally, yeah – I have a look at the endurance races, and I’ve ardour for endurance in fact, and Le Mans is a implausible race.
“And yeah, there are rumours, clearly as a result of Porsche is coming again to Le Mans. However both manner, nothing’s been determined.”
#resolution #Lotterers #future #Porsche #Components #LMDh