The 2019/2020 FIA Formula E season begins this weekend with a double-header weekend in the Saudi Arabian city of Diriyah. This will mark Porsche's first foray into open-wheel racing since it left Formula 1 as an engine supplier in 1991. This time the team is 100% Porsche and staffed by many of the world championship winning geniuses behind the 919 Hybrid LMP1 effort. Porsche has decided that its future will be electrified, and with the recent launch of the Taycan, Porsche's new Formula E car—the 99x Electric—further cements that.
Here in the U.S. you'll be able to watch both of the weekend's two "E-Prix" races on various Fox Sports properties. In other countries Formula E does broadcast the full races live on its YouTube channel. I'm not suggesting that you try some kind of digital method of tricking YouTube into thinking you are in another country, that would be unethical. *wink wink*
Of course, if you aren't already, you should definitely be following TAG Porsche's Formula E team on Twitter. It's important that we support our favorite Porsche drivers Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer on Twitter with our votes for #Fanboost! Fanboost in Formula E allows the driver with the most votes a short power boost that they can use during the E-Prix. It's a little like Porsche's overboost button you might find on the steering wheel of your street going Porsche. If they get enough of our votes, they'll have that small advantage to use during the race. Check it out!
It’s time to #FANBOOST #NeelJani and #AndreLotterer for the first @FIAFormulaE race at the #DiriyahEPrix – the voting is open!
#PorscheFormulaE #ABBFormulaE #startfromzero #season6 @neeljani @Andre_Lotterer
— TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team (@PorscheFormulaE) November 18, 2019
This is how Porsche says goodbye to its comfort zone.