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André Lotterer to drive for Avalanche Andretti Formula E in 2023

Lotterer will partner Jake Dennis next season

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André Lotterer will join Jake Dennis at Avalanche Andretti FE for Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

André Lotterer, Avalanche Andretti, Formula E
Lotterer drove for Tag Heuer Porsche last season (Image Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

During his time in Formula E, Lotterer has secured eight podium finishes. The German also has an impressive World Endurance Championship record, winning the title in 2012. The 40-year-old has also won the historic 24 hours of Le Mans three times.

Michael Andretti’s thoughts

Andretti says he was looking for experience and felt that Lotterer was perfect for the job. The CEO and Chairman of Andretti Autosport, saying:

“We’re always building to be at the front of each series we compete in. André is bringing a wealth of experience to Avalanche Andretti and is another step in creating a team that can challenge for wins and the World Championship. We are looking forward to him joining alongside Jake to create a competitive and exciting line-up.”

Staff are excited about Lotterer’s arrival

The Team Principal of Avalanche Andretti also emphasised on how important Lotterer’s experience is:

““André’s experience, performance and energy will be a great addition to our team and our aim to challenge the front of the field in the series. With Jake as his teammate, we believe we will have a brilliant driver partnership to lead us in the series and help our team to continue to grow with our fans and sponsors.”

Lotterer’s thoughts

Lotterer will be moving from Porsche to Andretti next year. Here is what he had to say:

“I’m excited to be joining Avalanche Andretti FE for Season 9 and the start of the Gen3 era. Working together with Jake will be a great combination to continue to push the team to the front of the field in Formula E.”

Porsche on having a customer team

Avalanche Andretti FE will be Porsche’s first ever engine customer starting from next year. Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E, shared his thoughts about Porsche having an engine customer for the first time.

“Porsche will have a customer team in the Formula E project for the first time with Avalanche Andretti FE. We are really looking forward to this and it’s very important for us as we will see four 99X Electric on the grid.

“With good cooperation we can get more data and learn more especially with the new Gen3 car – this will be a valuable experience. Also, our works driver André Lotterer, who gained a lot of experience in Formula E and our team, will drive one of the 99X Electric with Avalanche Andretti FE next season.”

Modlinger also says that more support will arrive with Lotterer, giving lots of hope for a competitive car next season:

Along with André, engineering support with Formula E experience, will join him. With this package, I am really looking forward to Avalanche Andretti FE being competitive with our car.”

Feature Image Credit: Andretti Autosport

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