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Andre Lotterer, Porsche
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Why spanning different genres has lent Lotterer's career longevity

Although now well into his 24th consecutive season in racing, Andre Lotterer has no intention of winding his career down. Here he talks to Autosport about his and Porsche's continued progress in Formula E, his love for racing in Japan, and recalls his sole Formula 1 outing - and considers what's next in his lengthy career

As we walk back to the Rome E-Prix pitlane – or, as it’s known on every other weekend of the year, the Piazzale dell’Industria - from Porsche’s plush hospitality unit, Andre Lotterer makes a big claim. He reckons he has the longest continuous single-seater racing career currently going. When you consider that Lotterer is known far more (at least, in European circles) for his endurance racing exploits than his single-seater exploits, that’s a hell of a claim.

He then stops to consider Fernando Alonso, but then remembers the Spanish driver’s year testing in 2002 and that Alonso’s career in racing began a season after. The other big-ticket contender in Kimi Raikkonen retired at the end of 2021. Besides, the laconic Finn spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons bothering gravel and hauling trucks around ovals without any token single-seater appearances.

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