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Aron & Maini confirmed - All Formula E drivers for the rookie tests in Misano & Berlin

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

The Formula E will organise two rookie tests this season: first a "Free Practice 0" in Misano (12 April) and then a full day of testing on 13 May 2024 following the Berlin E-Prix. Drivers who have never competed in an E-Prix are eligible to take part. The first participants have been announced, as you can see in the overview below. We will update this news ticker regularly until the Berlin E-Prix.

>>> Kush Maini tests for Mahindra in Berlin

[11.04. | 10:50] Kush Maini will be driving for Mahindra at the rookie test day in Berlin. This was announced by the team together with the announcement of Jordan King as de Vries' replacement in Berlin. The Formula 2 driver will already be on site in Misano as a replacement driver and thus get to know the team's processes.

>>> Aitken out, Aron in: Envision confirms driver swap for Misano practice

[11.04. | 10:30] Now it's official: Jake Aitken will not take part in rookie training on Friday. He will have to vacate the cockpit for Paul Aron, who will take over one of the Envision cockpits for the Berlin E-Prix due to a scheduling conflict and will be given the opportunity to complete a few test kilometers in the Formula E car beforehand. It is possible that Aitken will still be used on the following test day in Berlin.

>>> Tweet deleted: Driver change at Envision?

[10.04. | 19:20] The present list does not appear to be final for the "Free Practice 0" in Misano: Envision has deleted its tweet from April 3rd, in which the team confirmed the British-Korean racing driver for the rookie practice session. Whether this is in connection with the Berlin E-Prix, where the team has to replace both regular drivers, is currently unknown.

>>> Complete rookie list for Misano published

[08.04. | 11:20] In preparation for the Misano E-Prix, Formula E has announced the complete list of participants for the "Free Practice 0". There were no big surprises. Robert Shwartzman will drive for DS Penske, while Mikel Azcona will drive for ERT. Jaguar has called up Sheldon van der Linde, while test driver Jordan King takes the wheel for Mahindra. Last but not least, Maserati relies on Yann Ehrlacher, while Nissan puts its trust in Caio Collet.

>>> Taylor Barnard is back in the McLaren

[04.04. | 15:20] Formula 2 driver Taylor Barnard will get his next test opportunity in Misano: The young Briton will take the wheel of Neom McLaren's papaya-coloured car in the Free Practice 0 session in Italy. This will be the second test opportunity for the team's official test and development driver: he had already driven Sam Birds car in a session during the pre-season tests in Valencia.

>>> Porsche brings in three drivers

[04.04. | 09:07] Porsche will field three rookies this year: WEC works driver Matt Campbell will drive the Porsche 99X Electric in Misano, while Formula 2 driver Dennis Hauger and Thomas Preining will be in the works team's Gen3 cars in Berlin. For Norwegian Hauger, the 2021 Formula 3 champion, it will be his first drive in a Formula E car.

Thomas Preining was already a test and development driver for the team from 2019 to 2021 and also took part in a rookie test in Formula E in Marrakesh in 2020. The Austrian won the DTM championship title in 2023.

>>> Aitken returns to Envision in Misano

[03.04. | 15:41] We will also see a familiar face at Envision in the "Free Practice 0" session in Misano: Jack Aitken will take a seat in the customer Jaguar of the reigning world champion team.

>>> Tim Tramnitz tests again for ABT Cupra

[03.04. | 11:05] Formula 3 driver Tim Tramnitz will be back in the ABT Cupra this year after his test debut in 2023. The team made the official announcement on Wednesday. The Red Bull junior will contest the "Free Practice 0" session in Misano and the rookie test day in Berlin. It has not yet been announced who will drive the team's second car in the German capital.

>>> Andretti backs Maloney & Crawford

[20.03. | 17:00] Andretti will put Formula 2 driver Jak Crawford in the car for the rookie test alongside official test and reserve driver Zane Maloney. The team made the official announcement on Wednesday. While Maloney, who will also contest the "Free Practice 0" in Misano for the team and is already familiar with the Porsche 99X Electric from the 2023 rookie tests in Berlin and Rome, Crawford will drive a Gen3 car for the first time.

Crawford joined the Aston Martin Formula 1 team's junior programme a few weeks ago. The American will be the seventh driver from the USA to drive a Formula E car in an official session. The first six drivers also drove for Andretti.

More information will follow in due course.

Overview: Entry list for the 2024 Formula E rookie tests

Team Misano | Driver 1 Berlin | Driver 1 Berlin | Driver 2
ABT Cupra Tim Tramnitz Tim Tramnitz tba
Andretti Zane Maloney Zane Maloney Jak Crawford
DS Penske Robert Shwartzman tba tba
Envision Racing Paul Aron tba tba
Jaguar TCS Racing Sheldon van der Linde tba tba
Mahindra Racing Jordan King Kush Maini tba
Maserati MSG Racing Yann Ehrlacher tba tba
Neom McLaren Taylor Barnard tba tba
Nio 333 Racing Mikel Azcona tba tba
Nissan Caio Collet tba tba
TAG Heuer Porsche Matt Campbell Dennis Hauger Thomas Preining

 

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