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Formula E Marrakesh rookie test driver line-up

Here is the full driver line-up for the ABB FIA Formula E post-Marrakesh rookie test, which is open to any driver who does not hold an eLicense.

DS Techeetah will be running its development driver Super GT and Super Formula racer James Rossiter, who drove in last year’s rookie test, alongside Sauber Formula 1 tester Tatiana Calderon. It will be Calderon’s second FE outing after she took part in the test after the opening round in Ad Diriyah.

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler has its test and reserve driver Nico Mueller back in the car after he ran in Ad Diriyah, with factory Audi DTM driver Jamie Green getting his first FE experience in the second car.

Fellow Audi driver Benoit Treluyer will also be making his FE debut with Envision Virgin Racing. The triple Le Mans 24 Hours winner will be alongside 2019 Formula 2 ART Grand Prix driver Nyck de Vries, who acted as Audi’s reserve driver during last season’s finale in New York.

BMW has two of its factory drivers in its Andretti-run team which won the Ad Diriyah race with Antonio Felix da Costa. Bruno Spengler, who conducted the vast majority of BMW’s private testing during the off-season, will be joined by double DTM champion Marco Wittmann who will experience FE for the first time.

Mahindra will be fielding ex-Williams F1 driver Sergey Sirotkin who is evaluating options for 2019, FE being amongst them. The team’s simulator and development driver Sam Dejonghe will also be driving.

Geox Dragon expected to also be fielding an ex-F1 driver with Felipe Nasr, joining the team’s test and reserve driver Antonio Fuoco who shared race driver Max Guenther’s car during the Valencia pre-season test.

Panasonic Jaguar Racing will be fielding Pietro Fittipaldi for the second year running. The 2019 Haas F1 test driver will be joined by Harry Tincknell, who returns to the team after a stint as NIO’s simulator driver.

Venturi will be using its NextGen driver Arthur Leclerc, brother of 2019 Ferrari F1 driver Charles. Leclerc was the first to shakedown Venturi’s Gen2 car and is its simulator driver, and will be joined by development driver Norman Nato.

Its customer team HWA Racelab will field Daniel Juncadella, who tested with the team in Valencia, and will debut Mercedes driver Raffaele Marciello who claimed the 2018 Blancpain GT title.

Nissan e.dams will use its simulator driver GT Academy graduate Jann Mardenborough alongside test and reserve driver 2017 Japanese Formula 3 champion Mitsunori Takaboshi.

NIO has 2015 British GT champion Jamie Chadwick in for a second test after her run in Ad Diriyah was cut short by technical issues. The second spot is yet to be announced.

Post Marrakesh rookie test driver line-up

DS Techeetah – James Rossiter, Tatiana Calderon

BMW Andretti – Bruno Spengler, Marco Wittmann

Mahindra – Sergey Sirotkin, Sam Dejonghe

Nissan e.dams – Jann Mardenborough, Mitsunori Takaboshi

Jaguar – Pietro Fittipaldi, Harry Tincknell

Audi – Nico Mueller, Jamie Green

Virgin – Nyck de Vries, Benoit Treluyer

NIO – Jamie Chadwick, TBC

Venturi – Norman Nato, Arthur Leclerc

Dragon – Antonio Fuoco, TBC

HWA – Daniel Juncadella, Raffaele Marciello

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Chris Stevens

Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.

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