Tom Dillmann lands Venturi test role for Mexico City ePrix

Mexico City ePrix – Tom Dillmann will take part in the shakedown session in place of Stephane Sarrazin for this weekend’s Mexico City ePrix.

Stéphane Sarrazin is one of three drivers to miss out on the shakedown session for the Mexico City ePrix due to Toyota’s LMP1 car launch in Monza, Italy.

The Frenchman, alongside with Toyota team-mates Sebastien Buemi and Jose-Maria Lopez, will fly to Mexico City with the aim of participating in the rest of the weekend.

Reigning Formula V8 3.5 champion Tom Dillmann has been brought in to pilot the Venturi VM200 FE-02 for the shakedown session, but will remain on standby should there be any travel delays for Sarrazin.

Dillmann does have previous Formula E experienced, having tested for Team Aguri during pre-season testing at Donington Park ahead of season two.

Tom Dillmann Team Aguri Donington Park Formula E
Photo: Octane Photographic Ltd.

Sebastien Buemi will also miss out on the shakedown session, but Renault e.Dams have chosen to only use regular driver Nico Prost to test all four of their cars.

Drivers have a limited number of laps during the shakedown, so no advantage can be gained by a driver testing all four available cars.

DS Virgin Racing will use their recently-recruited reserve driver Alex Lynn for the first time this season. He will take Jose-Maria Lopez’s seat for the Friday shakedown.

Like Dillmann, Lynn will also be on standby if Lopez is delayed in getting to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

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