Lotterer joins Vergne at Techeetah for S4
26 September 2017 – Porsche WEC racer André Lotterer will join the Formula E field for the fourth season of the all-electric series, after signing a deal to partner Jean-Éric Vergne at Techeetah.
Lotterer, 35, is an established name in endurance racing, having taken three victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with two Super GT titles and the WEC crown.
He has also tasted success in single-seaters, winning the Formula Nippon title in 2011, and made one Formula 1 appearance with Caterham in Belgium in 2014.
Lotterer is the second Porsche factory driver to make the move to Formula E for the 2017/18 campaign, with team-mate Neel Jani joining Dragon Racing.
"I'm honoured and proud to join Techeetah to make my Formula E debut," said Lotterer.
"Formula E has been the most exciting motor racing series in recent years.
"Techeetah made a very big impression last season beating a number of manufacturer teams.
"I'm looking forward to working with Jean-Éric Vergne and everyone in Techeetah to start this new chapter in my racing career."
Techeetah Managing Director Ivan Yim added: "Jean-Éric Vergne and Andre Lotterer will form one of the strongest driver line-ups in Formula E.
"I'm sure our two drivers will push each other to new levels of performance.
"André's track record and experience with some of motorsport's most significant factory teams brings immense value as we push our own development in both the medium and long-term."
Lotterer replaces Stéphane Sarrazin in Techeetah's line-up.