Avalanche Andretti has one of the best driver pairings on the Formula E grid as the series embarks on the new Gen3 era.
Last week Andretti confirmed their number one driver, Jake Dennis, would be returning to the team for Season 9. That was followed by Oliver Askew saying his goodbye to the team, leaving the second seat open. Andretti has managed to pull in the vastly experienced Andre Lotterer. Lotterer a five-year veteran has competed in 67 E-Prixs winning two poles and eight podiums. His pairing with Dennis gives the team one of the best in-form duos. An experienced pair to help Andretti develop the new Gen3 car.
— Avalanche Andretti Formula E 🔺 (@AVAXAndrettiFE) September 6, 2022
Last season was Lotterer’s third with the TAG Heuer Porsche team. While the team had a strong first half of the season, they faded as the year went on, eventually finishing 7th in the Team Standings. Porsche’s best weekend, and Andre’s, was the 1-2 finish in Mexico with his teammate Pascal Wehrlein taking the win. Lotterer ended the season with eight finishes in the points and 12th in the Drivers’ Championship.
Current Formula E Driver Lineup – Season 9
- ABT: Robin Frijns & Nico Muller
- Avalanche Andretti: Jake Dennis & Andre Lotterer
- DS Dragon: TBD (both seats)
- Envision: Nick Cassidy & TBD
- Jaguar: Mitch Evans & Sam Bird
- McLaren: Rene Rast & TBD
- Mahindra: Oliver Rowland & Lucas di Grassi
- Maserati: TBD (both seats)
- NIO 333: TBD (both seats)
- Nissan: Norman Nato & Sacha Fenestraz
- Porsche: Pascal Wehrlein & Antonio Felix da Costa
- Techeetah: TBD (both seats)
That is 14 of the potential 24 seats confirmed for next season. While ten seats remain open there are still several big Formula E names that will be on the grid for Season 9. Stoffel Vandoorne, Edoardo Mortara, Jean-Éric Vergne, Sébastien Buemi, Oliver Turvey & Sérgio Sette Câmara could end up filling six of final ten spots. Then there is Season 7 champion Nyck de Vries who is in contention for a seat at Williams in F1, or would likely return to Formula E next year.
There are just a little over three months until pre-season testing starts for the next season.