The Formula E world championship is set to begin in Mexico, with Jake Dennis, the defending champion and test driver for Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing, aiming to win the championship again after his surprise victory with Andretti in 2023.
‣ The Formula E championship is set to begin in Mexico, with Jake Dennis, the test driver of Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing, defending his title.
‣ Dennis won the Formula E title with Andretti in 2023, a surprise victory attributed to the team’s consistency and the efficiency of the Porsche powertrain.
‣ Andretti is the customer team of Porsche in Formula E, and its owner, Michael Andretti, is hoping to make an entrance into Formula 1.
‣ Aside from his Formula E commitments, Dennis has remained active as a simulator driver for Red Bull Racing and made his debut during a Formula 1 weekend in Abu Dhabi.
Formula 1’s in snooze mode, but another world championship’s already revving up. Formula E’s kick-off? Next weekend, in Mexico. The first E-Prix is on the calendar at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Jake Dennis, last year’s champ in the electric championship, is back in the game. He’s also a test driver for the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. His goal? Another championship, of course.
2023 was a shocker. Dennis nabbed the title with Andretti. “It’s been a while since I won in July,” he said. “One of the perks of Formula E? You get the whole summer to soak it all in. I’m itching to grab another championship in season 10. July was a wild ride. Lots of emotions. Winning feels amazing. But I’m ready to get back in the game,” the Brit shared.
Andretti left competitors in the dust
In the Formula E world, Andretti is Porsche’s customer team. The German team missed out on the drivers’ and constructors’ titles. But the American team, led by Michael Andretti (who’s eyeing a spot in Formula 1), snagged a title. How? Consistency, says Dennis.
“Scoring 11 podiums in Formula E isn’t a walk in the park. We kept breaking our own records. It was a standout year. I’ve got a great team at Andretti. Plus, the Porsche powertrain was super efficient, especially during the races,” Dennis explained.
After the Formula E season wrapped up, Dennis didn’t just kick back and relax. He stayed busy as a simulator driver for Red Bull Racing. He even made his debut during a Formula 1 weekend in Abu Dhabi. Dennis took the wheel of the RB19, stepping in for Max Verstappen during the first free practice. He also showed up for the test day after the F1 season ended.