Andre Lotterer won’t be at the 1000 Miles FIA World Endurance Championship race at Sebring in March.
The Rebellion Racing driver has been told by his ABB FIA Formula E Championship team, DS Techeetah, that he will be going in the simulator, since Sebring is right between two Formula E weekends. He and teammate Jean-Eric Vergne will have to prepare for the race in Sanya in China.
He will be replaced by Mathias Beche, who lost his seat in the Rebellion LMP1 car, when Nathanael Berthon was announced in car #3. But Beche will now run in #1 together with Neel Jani and Bruno Senna. The team announces that Lotterer only will miss this single race, and will be back again at Spa Francorchamps.
That’s the end to all Lotterer’s World Championship dreams for this year. He won the LMP title in 2012 together with Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fässler for Audi Sport. Lotterer currently sits fourth in the standings.
Andre Lotterer is one of just two drivers, who has raced every single FIA WEC round since the start of the series in 2012. The other driver is Christian Ried – who by the way, also looks uncertain to do the race – but that’s a completely different story.