The entry list for second ABB Formula E Rookie Test in Marrakesh, which will be held this Sunday, has been released with two seats are yet to be confirmed.
Taking place after the Marrakesh E-Prix as the second of three in-season tests, the day is open to any driver who has never held an eLicence and more running for the teams in their Gen2 car.
NIO is yet to confirm a second driver for the in-season test in Marrakesh, only for rookie racers. Jamie Chadwick will be driving the car for the second time. The British driver, who is the only female to win races in British Formula 3 Championship, was recruited by the team to be present in Ad Diriyah test held in December.
GEOX Dragon confirmed Antonio Fuoco, its reserve driver, for the Marrakesh rookie test. The Italian driver raced last year in Formula 2 with Charouz Racing System and he is part of the Ferrari Academy Driver. Fuoco drove the car in pre-season test in Valencia alongside Max Günther. Felipe Nasr, former Formula 1 driver for Sauber and current IMSA racer with Cadillac, is expected to be on the second car but its not clear if he will join Fuoco for the test.
DS Techeetah will be running Tatiana Calderon, Sauber Formula 1 tester, and James Rossiter, who is the development driver of the team.
The Colombian driver will have her second chance with the team after her outing in Ad Diriyah test last month. She raced last year in GP3 Series with Jenzer and is expected to be in Formula 2 this year.
Rossiter, drove last year in the first rookie test for the team and is a regular driver in Japanese Super GT series for Lexus. The Englishman is in a potential move to Nissan in Japanese main series. He also competes in World Endurance Championship with ByKolles Team in LMP1 class.
Mahindra Racing announced last week for the rookie test in Marrakesh to former Formula 1 driver Sergey Sirotkin and its Simulator and Development Driver Sam Dejonghe for the test.
Sirotkin raced last year as a rookie in Formula 1 for Williams but he only managed to score a point during the season. The Russian also tested with WRT team an Audi of 2018 because he is seeking for a seat for 2019. In Marrakesh, he will be for the first time in a Formula E car.
Dejonghe took the role of simulator and development driver in Mahindra Racing in November 2017 after he competed in sportscar racing, GT and prototype series. The Belgian was the 2011 European F3 Open Championship Cup vice-champion. He tested last year for the team in Marrakesh.
Venturi will be fielding its next Gen driver, Arthur Leclerc, and Norman Nato, who is development driver.
Leclerc is the young brother of Charles, current Ferrari Formula 1 driver, and he was recruited by Monegasque team to work in the simulator. Also, he added some track time in Calafat for a private test with Gen2 car. In Marrakesh, he will be driving for the first time in public.
Nato, 26, is current vice-champion of European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and reserve driver of the team. The Frenchman raced in Karting and open-wheel racing like Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and World Series Formula V8 3.5, in 2014. Also, he has a simulator duties and will be having his first time on track in Marrakesh.
Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler confirmed last week its reserve driver, Nico Müller, and Jamie Green, factory driver in DTM.
Muller ran last month in Ad Diriyah with the German team and also competes for full time in DTM. The Swiss driver took some laps last year in the first rookie test held in Marrakesh.
Green will be having his first experience in Formula E car and will be back in a single-seater car after 15 years when he claimed Formula 3 Euro Series title in 2004. The British driver races for Audi since 2013 after a long period as a Mercedes factory driver in DTM.
Nissan eDams will use its test driver, Jann Mardenborough and reserve driver Mitsunori Takaboshi.
The British driver is a regular racer of Japanese Super GT with Team Impul on a Nissan GT-R. Also, he raced on Super Formula, GP3 and Blancpain GT Series after he won the inaugural GT Academy of Nissan. Mardenborough, 27, works in a simulator for Nissan alongside his driver duties in Japan.
Mitsunori Takaboshi will drive the second Nissan car for the rookie test that will be held on Sunday at Marrakesh. He is a reserve driver for the Japanese brand and regular racer in Super GT at Team Kondo and tested last year for Renault brand. Takaboshi claimed All Japanese Formula 3 Championship in 2017 with B-Max Racing Team and Nissan young talent program.
Jaguar Racing announced last week that will have in Marrakesh Pietro Fittipaldi and Harry Tincknell for rookie test on Sunday.
Pietro, the grandson of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, will test for the British brand for the second consecutive year, but he hasn’t got any laps on Gen2 car. The Brazilian won the World Series Formula V8 3.5 title in 2017 and he is the current Haas F1 test driver.
Tincknell, 27, will return to Jaguar in Marrakesh after he drove for the team in 2016. Last year, he tested for NIO in the moroccan circuit. Also, he is a regular racer in World Endurance Championship for Ford in GTE Pro Class.
HWA announced that Daniel Juncadella and Raffaele Marciello will be its drivers for the rookie test on Sunday 13th.
Juncadella is tester and development driver for the Affalterbach team and drove the Gen2 during the test in Valencia, in replacement of Stoffel Vandoorne because the Belgian had Formula 1 duties. The Spaniard raced last year in DTM for Mercedes and won one race in Brands Hatch and tested for Mahindra in Marrakech on 2018.
Raffaele Marciello will make his debut in a Formula E car after he won the Blancpain GT Series title in 2018 with a Mercedes AMG-GT3 of AKKA ASP Team. He drove with Juncadella at the season finale in Barcelona. He also enjoyed a lot of success in open-wheel racing, mainly in European Formula 3 Championship and was part of the Ferrari Academy Driver until 2016.
Envision Virgin Racing has confirmed on Monday that Benoit Treluyer and Nyck de Vries will drive in Marrakesh for rookie test on January 13.
De Vries raced last year in Formula 2 with Prema and is a multiple race-winner in the series and also competed in World Endurance Championship for Racing Team Nederland in LMP2 class. In 2018, he tested for Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler.
Benoit Treluyer will debut in a Formula E car but he has a lot of experience in sports car racing. The Frenchman, 42, won three times the 24 Hours Of Le Mans with Audi and raced in Japanese Super GT series.
BMW has announced that Marco Wittmann and Bruno Spengler will test for the team in Marrakesh on Sunday.
Wittmann, who is a two-time DTM champion, will make his Formula E debut in the second rookie test for the all-electric series. The German driver also competed in several GT Racing like the Bathurst 12 Hours in 2018 alongside Augusto Farfus and Chaz Mostert.
Bruno Spengler is also a DTM champion and reserve driver for the German Team. The Canadian tested last year with Andretti Formula E Team and will be his first time in Gen2 car. He announced that will race for BMW in the 1000 Miles of Sebring of World Endurance Championship in March.
Marrakesh Rookie test driver line-up
Envision Virgin Racing
Nyck de Vries (NLD)
Benoit Treluyer (FRA)
Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Pietro Fittipaldi (BRA)
Harry Tincknell (GBR)
Daniel Juncadella (ESP)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA)
Antonio Fuoco (ITA)
NIO Formula E Team
Jamie Chadwick (GBR)
Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler
Jamie Green (GBR)
Nico Muller (CHE)
Venturi Formula E Team
Arthur Leclerc (MCO)
Norman Nato (FRA)
Mitsunori Takaboshi (JPN)
Jann Mardenborough (GBR)
James Rossiter (GBR)
Tatiana Calderon (COL)
BMW i Andretti Motorsport
Bruno Spengler (CAN)
Marco Wittmann (DEU)
Sergey Sirtokin (RUS)
Sam Dejonghe (BEL)
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