German driver André Lotterer enters his fourth consecutive season in hopes of winning Formula E and giving Porsche its first constructors’ title. His successful endurance racing career supports the driver’s options and those of the German firm.
Born in Duisburg in 1981, Lotterer competed from the age of eight to 16 in karting in his country of birth, in the Netherlands and in Belgium; place where he resides and where he grew up. In 1998 he moved to single-seaters by contesting the German BMW Junior Formula, where he was crowned champion. In 1999 he repeated success in an even greater challenge, the German Formula BMW.
André has three titles to his credit at the 24 Le Mans with the Audi team in the years 2011, 2012 and 2014. In all the trophies obtained he had Swiss teammates Marcel Fässler and Frenchman Benoît Tréluyer and also achieved five podiums in the grueling series.
The current Porsche driver raced between 2012 and 2017 in the FIA World Endurance Championship and won the drivers’ title at the end of his first full season with Audi driving an Audi R18 hybrid.
Succeeding in Asia
His passage through Formula Nippon began in 2003 in addition to competing in the GT500 class of the Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC). In both tournaments, he competed until 2005 with the Nakajima team for the Honda brand, and from 2006 with TOM’S for Toyota / Lexus.
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In the JGTC / SGT, he was champion in 2006 and 2009, runner-up in 2010, fifth in 2008 accumulating five victories in total.
In Formula Nippon, Lotterer won the championship in 2011 with the Petronas Team TOM’S team with 56 points and five wins out of eight possible. The German also has runners-up in 2004, 2010 and 2013, always remaining in the top five of the championship in 14 seasons, with a total of 23 victories.
After competing since the 2017-18 season in Formula E, the German earned the respect of the electric series for being a difficult driver to overthrow due to his aforementioned resistance. In three full seasons the German has scored in 21 races.
In the same number of campaigns he has finished in eighth position in the drivers table and although he managed to score for the first time in 2020-21 at the Valencia E-Prix, Lotterer will climb positions in the competition thanks to his team, Porsche, to your experience in times of adversity that require mental toughness.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago