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Sirotkin to test Mahindra Formula E car

Daniel Herrero

Friday 4th January, 2019 - 10:05am

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Sergey Sirotkin

Former Williams Formula 1 driver Sergey Sirotkin will test with Mahindra in this month’s Marrakech post-race Formula E rookie test.

Sirotkin will join the team on January 13 in Morocco, a day after Round 2 of the 2018/19 season.

The Russian also tested an Audi DTM car late last year following his split from Williams, and has Formula E miles under his belt in the first-generation car in 2016.

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

“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.

“I’m looking forward for this great experience with Mahindra Racing.”

Mahindra development driver Sam Dejonghe will also take part in the test for the Indian team.

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

“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 Five testing program – 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.”

BMW i Andretti’s Antonio Felix da Costa leads the Formula E championship after Race 1 of the season in Riyadh.

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