Sirotkin secures Formula E test with Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing have confirmed that Sergey Sirotkin will take part in the Formula E rookie test, which will follow the upcoming Marrakesh ePrix.

Following his departure from the Williams team after one season in Formula One, Sirotkin’s – who has already tested a DTM car – will take part in the annual rookie driver test, as he looks to further his racing career elsewhere.

Sirotkin was a candidate to remain at Williams alongside their new signing George Russell, but they instead elected to give the second seat to Robert Kubica.

Testing alongside Mahindra’s test and development driver Sam Dejonghe, Siroktin sampled a Formula E car back in 2016, but will have his first taste of the Gen2 car.

“Formula E is now one of the most rapidly developing championships,” said Sirotkin. “The competition here is at very high level.

“More manufacturers are entering the series as they are confident that electric cars have strong future potential.

“More technical solutions appear in these cars and they are progressing rapidly.

“I drove a Formula E car in 2016 but now the car generation has changed it will be interesting to try the difference.”

Mahindra team principal Dilbagh Gill added: “I am delighted to announce that Sergey and Sam will be testing for us in Marrakesh in the rookie test.

“Sergey has shown from a very young age that he is extremely talented and we are very happy that he is available to contribute to our Season 5 testing programme.

“I’m sure his involvement is going to prove valuable given his experience.

“I’m also very happy to be able to provide Sam with the opportunity of taking part in an all teams test for the second time.

“He has been working very hard with our engineering team for over a year on our development programme and is a valuable part of our team.”

The season-opening Ad Diriyah ePrix in Saudi Arabia was contested by debutant Jerome D’Ambrosio, who took a podium finish, and Felix Rosenqvist, driving a one-off return for the team before a switch to IndyCar.

Pascal Wehrlein will make his debut for the team at the upcoming Marrakesh ePrix, driving alongside D’Ambrosio.

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