Porsche rolls out its Gen3 car for first time

Porsche celebrated the eagerly-awaited rollout of its Gen3 Formula E car at Weissach on Wednesday.

On the test track at Porsche’s Development Center, works driver Pascal Wehrlein turned the first laps in the vehicle, which the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will campaign in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from Season 9.

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Florian Modlinger Director Factory Motorsport Formula E said: “We took the first step towards Gen3 today, with the successful rollout on our test track at the development centre. I want to thank the team for their huge effort in making this possible. It was a lot of work technologically and operationally to get our new car out on the track for Season 9 and to drive the first kilometres.

"We’re now looking forward to the next few days and weeks and to making further progress with the car. We’ll work on better aligning the systems and then the car’s performance.”

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“That was a very interesting day and an awesome experience to drive our new Gen3 car for the first time," added Wehrlein. "It felt great and I’m excited to test it at full power soon. My initial impressions today were also very good and it made me hungry for more.”