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Andre Lotterer replaces Stephane Sarrazin at Techeetah

Former Audi and Porsche World Endurance Championship racer Andre Lotterer will replace Stephane Sarrazin at Techeetah for season four.

Sarrazin completed the final six races of last season with the sole independent team on the Formula E grid, after making a switch from Venturi.

The Frenchman, however, is looking to put more effort into his rally team, Sarrazin Motorsport, which is set to expand to the European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series in 2018.

Lotterer will partner Jean-Eric Vergne, who took his and the team’s first Formula E victory at the Montreal season finale in July.

The three-time Le Mans winner joins Neel Jani, who signed for Faraday Future Dragon Racing last month, as a WEC veteran turned Formula E rookie for the upcoming season.

“Jean-Eric 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,” said Techeetah Managing Director Ivan Yim.

“Andre’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.

“With only three test days available to us as a private team, we’ll be looking to Andre to adapt quickly to the format and car.

“The intent is clear; we’re putting a quick driver together with the team’s proven Renault Sport powertrain. With the all-new season five car on the horizon, we are confident that season four will assist Andre in being well prepared along with Jean-Eric to mount a solid challenge for the championship.”

 

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Chris Stevens

Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.

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