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Fuoco enjoys first experience of Formula E

Ferrari Academy driver Antonio Fuoco got his first taste of Formula E machinery during today’s morning session after taking over the #6 Dragon Racing from Maximilian Günther.

The Italian is currently competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Charouz Racing System and was invited to Valencia by the Dragon squad to sample the Gen2 Formula E car.

He took over from Günther for the morning session and went on to set the 17th fastest time having completed 40 laps of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

“It’s quite a different approach to Formula 2 but in general, everything went well,” said Fuoco. “I think the car is quite interesting and the atmosphere is interesting.

“Dragon invited me for the test, so I’d like to thank them for this opportunity to test for them but at the moment it’s all it is.”

The 22-year-old has no prior experience of Formula E but was happy with his first outing in what he sees as an “exciting” series.

“This is the first time I’m in a Formula E car, I never drove a simulator, I’ve never touched the Formula E car just until I jumped into the car today and I think the first feeling is good. If I am looking from the outside, Formula E looks exciting because you are always in a nice city for a race.”

Günther will see out the rest of the week in the #6 Dragon.

Additional reporting by Topher Smith.


About Noor Amylia Hilda
Noor Amylia Hilda is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur with bylines in titles such as Women's Health, Esquire and ELLE. She is also a freelance motorsport journalist covering the FIA Formula E championship and Formula 1.