Formula E

No agreement with ABT Cupra: Porsche will still only have one Formula E customer team in 2025

Tim Neuhaus

Tim Neuhaus

We reported exclusively at the Mexico City E-Prix in mid-January that ABT Cupra has cancelled its contract with powertrain supplier Mahindra and will no longer compete as a customer team for the Indian company next year. A German partnership with manufacturer Porsche would have been a logical alternative for many. However, Porsche team boss Florian Modlinger has now cancelled this option.

"We were in talks with ABT Cupra. I can't say any more, there have been talks and we will have one customer team next year," Modlinger told an Italian colleague from Il Messaggero.

At present, Andretti is Porsche's only customer team. And it will probably stay that way - Jake Dennis won the drivers' world championship in 2023 with the 99X Electric. Porsche is likely to be interested in a strong customer team, especially with a view to the new manufacturers' championship. There would be no room for ABT Cupra if Andretti is staying.

Porsche commitment for Gen4 era still open

After the twelfth Formula E season, the next major upheaval awaits Formula E. Then the Gen4 era begins. Teams are currently discussing the framework conditions for this new generation of cars with Formula E and the FIA.

Modlinger is not yet sure whether Porsche will still be competing in the electric series: "Our agreement is valid until the end of season 12, i.e. for the Gen3 era. No manufacturer has yet committed beyond that. We're already thinking about Gen4, but the terms haven't even been finalised yet."

For now, Porsche's full focus is on the Sao Paulo E-Prix, which Pascal Wehrlein will start from pole position. The fourth round of the Formula E season starts at 6 pm (CET) in Brazil.

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