Official: Beckmann to replace Lotterer in Jakarta |  FormulaPassion – Formula E

Official: Beckmann to replace Lotterer in Jakarta | FormulaPassion – Formula E

Beckmann instead of Lotterer

In the first weekend of June, and after almost a month of waiting since the last round held in Monte Carlo, Formula E will return to the track. Jakarta for two consecutive rounds, the tenth and eleventh of this season, organized in the capital of Indonesia. In all selections, however, there will be a real novel on the track, communicating with the team Andretti Avalanche. In this case, the American company has formalized German advertising David Beckmann as the official driver, and the second to take the place of his compatriot Andre Lottererhe was busy at Le Mans in preparation for the 24 Hours of France.

First of all

Having already been included in the Andretti team two seasons ago in the position of third driver, Beckmann moved to TAG Heuer Porsche again as a test driver, with an appointment in Jakarta that will also coincide with his own. first of all in the official race weekend in Formula E: “I am very grateful for the opportunity to take over from André and represent the Avalanche Andretti Formula E Team in Jakarta. – has announced – Formula E is a highly competitive championship and I am excited to show my skills in this unique category. I would like to thank Michael Andretti and the team for entrusting me with this responsibility. I will do everything in my power to achieve a positive outcome for everyone involved.”

The faith of the Andretti team

The team communicated with the replacement of Lotterer and Beckmann directly through their social pages, and the Team Principal Roger Griffiths who welcomed the 23-year-old: “David has proven to be a very talented driver and we are delighted to welcome him back to the Jakarta E-Prix team. – has announced – he was part of the team in season 8 as an official reserve driver and not only showed his skills during the Rookie Test in Berlin, but also during the development activities of Porsche Motorsport. It will be a great opportunity for a doubleheader weekend. We knew from the beginning that André’s priorities were Porsche’s LMDh sports cars, and therefore we supported his commitments outside of Formula E. David’s experience in single-seater championships and as a reserve driver and team development with TAG Heuer Porsche no doubt contributing to his positive transition into the Formula E environment. We have full confidence in his ability to represent the team and we have no doubt that he will make the most of this opportunity, contributing to our continued success. in the championship”.

Previous experience

He currently participates in the WEC, in the LMP2 class, among the German driver’s experience there is also participation in other open wheel championships such as Formula 3 and Formula 2. In the first, moreover, he is also proud of the victory of two wins, while another three wins are added to the defunct GP3 ​​Series, which produced the current Formula 3 championship after merging with European F3 from the 2019 season.

FP | Alexander Prada