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INTRODUCING FORMULA E

On 22 November 2019, driver André Lotterer walked off the podium at the Riyadh Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia with a second-place finish and a huge grin on his face. For his team, TAG Heuer Porsche, this was supposed to have been a toe-dip into the world of Formula E racing – the manufacturer’s first race in the sport, and its first venture into Formula competition in roughly three decades. But, surprisingly to some, there stood Lotterer. “When I told the team a few weeks back that I wanted to reach the podium, they looked at me like I was mad,” he told reporters.

Mad is a great choice of word. But while Porsche enthusiasts might not go that far when it comes to questions about the manufacturer’s return to single-seater racing, there will inevitably be questions about the intentions here. What are the benefits of this return? Why Formula E? And, well, what

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