André Lotterer switches to Audi for Porsche for 2017

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The abrupt departure of Audi Sport’s WEC left compounds and without seat six drivers of world-class, so it was only a matter of time that the ‘silly season’ to enter into action, and according to ‘Motorsport.com’ the first great movement has already been executed. As reported by the cited means, André Lotterer would have signed for Porsche Motorsport ahead of the season 2017 WEC. In this way, the German pilot change of scenery and enlist you in the project in LMP1 of the brand of Stuttgart, in a movement that would be left without a seat in the team to Marc Lieb.

André Lotterer has won three editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in his six seasons as driver of Audi Sport, in addition to become champion of the World Endurance (WEC) in 2012. This condition makes it very appealing to Lotterer, until such a point that Porsche would reshape the alignment of the two LMP1 that will compete full-time in the WEC in 2017. Bearing in mind that Nicky Tandy seems to be the chosen one to take the place of the retired Mark Webber, the arrival of André Lotterer would cause Marc Lieb put an end to your adventure in LMP1.

This move you in any way serves to stir up the hornet’s nest, but the choices for the five riders remaining of Audi Sport continue to compete in the category LMP1 in the WEC and passed by the third prototype that can be aligned with Porsche and Toyota at Le Mans. Oliver Jarvis and Benoît Tréluyer could take this route, every time that Marcel Fässler has the wildcard Corvette, formation with which he competed at Daytona, Sebbring and Petit Le Mans in 2016. For his part, Lucas di Grassi is willing to focus all their efforts on Formula E, while Loïc Duval has not given clues about its future.