Sceptic to stalwart: An impactful yet incomplete Formula E journey

Andre Lotterer has a lot to thank current DS Penske technical chief Leo Thomas for. It was Thomas who effectively opened up the Formula E chapter in Lotterer’s diverse and long motorsports career in the late summer of 2017 when, after enduring Ma Quin Hua, experimenting with Esteban Guttierez and relying on the experience of Stephane Sarrazin they finally found a symbiotic partner for talisman Jean-Eric Vergne. At one stage it looked as if Jose Maria Lopez would step into the Techeetah seat but a combination of Thomas’ insistence and the bedrock of management gurus, Julian and Alexander Jakobi’s close…

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