Tom Dillmann to replace Maro Engel in the ePrix Paris
Frenchman Tom Dillmann will replace Venturi regular Maro Engel. for the Paris ePrix – round 6 of the 2016/17 Championship.
The 31-year old who also races in DTM as Mercedes-AMG driver can’t contest the race in the French capital due to a scheduling conflict.
“I’m delighted with having the chance of contesting the race in France as Venturi`s reserve driver,” said Dillmann who is representing the Monaco based team colours for the second time – having already having replaced Sarrazin in the Friday shakedown.
“Formula E is an exciting place to be for a driver – with thrilling motor racing and interesting technical developments. It goes without saying that it’s my goal to contest a full season in this series, in the future,” added the reigning Formula V8 3.5 Champion. Other highlights in his career to date were the title in the German Formula 3 series in 2010 and race wins in the GP2 Series. Currently, Dillmann is contesting sports-car races.
“Tom already impressed us with his professionalism in Mexico where he intensely dealt with the team and the approach of the engineers,” explained Marc Gindorf, co-owner of the Venturi racing team. “This will prove to be helpful for him in Paris. We think that he represents our perfect choice for this race.” Team owner Gildo Pallanca Pastor is also convinced about the young french.
“With Tom Dillmann, we chose a driver who is well experienced although young of age, nevertheless for Formual E he will count as` Rookie`.
Image: Venturi Formula E Team