Formula E: Envision Racing confirms F1 starter Jack Aitken for rookie test in Berlin
The driver lineup for Formula E's rookie test in Berlin continues to take shape. As Jaguar customer team Envision Racing announced on Wednesday, former Formula 1 starter Jack Aitken will sit in a Formula E car for the first time on April 24 and will be given his chance in Tempelhof by the British team.
"I'm very excited to be the rookie driver for Envision Racing," said 27-year-old Aitken. "It's a great opportunity for me to get behind the wheel of a Formula E car for the first time - the new Gen3 model looks like a lot of fun to drive. I can't wait to experience it for myself in Berlin and help the team work to build on what has been a great start to the season."
The British-South Korean racer has had plenty of experience in formula racing so far in his career, including his Formula One debut with Williams Racing at the Sakhir Grand Prix in 2020.
Before serving as a reserve driver with Williams between 2020 and 2022 - a role he also previously held with the Renault F1 team - Aitken spent three successful seasons in Formula 2, where he won three races in the 2019 season alone and finished fifth in the drivers' standings.
At the start of 2023, Aitken is moving further into the sports car scene, recently celebrating victory at the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring alongside teammates Alexander Sims and Pipo Derani.
Filippi: "Jack has a wealth of talent & experience"
"We are delighted to welcome Jack Aitken to Envision Racing for the official rookie test day in Berlin," said Envision team principal Sylvain Filippi. "Jack has a wealth of talent and experience, and we are very excited that he will be joining our team for his first experience in Formula E."
"The test day will be of great benefit to both him as a driver and to us to gather more important data for the upcoming season," Filippi added.
The Formula E rookie test will take place on Monday, April 24, in Berlin - directly following the Berlin E-Prix, which will feature rounds 7 and 8 of the season this weekend.
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|Envision Racing||Jack Aitken||noch offen|
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|Mahindra Racing||Jehan Daruvala||noch offen|
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|TAG Heuer Porsche||David Beckmann||Ye Yifei|