28 Jul '17, 3pm

Porsche Is Leaving Gas-Powered LMP1 to Compete in All-Electric Formula…

Porsche is quitting its successful run in LMP1 racing to compete in Formula E, the German automaker announced Friday. The world of motorsports is seeing a huge shift and Porsche is the latest automaker to throw its hat into the electric racing series, a move that aligns better with its strategy to bolster its electrified consumer product offerings in the near future. Porsche will start racing in Formula E for the 2019 season and will continue to compete in international GT racing with its 911 RSR. Porsche joins BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, and Audi, among others, as manufacturers that will compete in Formula E. Volvo is also rumored to join in the future. After the 2017 season, Porsche will end its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), which includes such famous races at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 6 Hours of Nurburgring. Sister brand A...

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