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Full line up for Marrakesh rookie test

The official Formula E rookie test will once again take place at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan in Marrakesh, a day after the second round of season five of the ABB Formula E Championship.

Each of the 11 teams will field two drivers for the test, with drivers who currently do not hold an eLicence eligible to participate.

Here is a team-by-team rundown of who will be in action in Marrakesh.

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler

Image: Audi MediaCenter

Nico Müller

Age: 26
Nationality: Swiss
Current series: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Accolades: 2009 Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 champion, GP3 Series race winner, Formula Renault 3.5 race winner, DTM race winner

Müller returns to the Formula E rookie test as the current lap record holder from his outing for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler last season. The DTM racer will enjoy his second outing for the German team and will look to top the times once again.

Image: Audi MediaCenter

Jamie Green

Age: 36
Nationality: British
Current series: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Accolades: 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series champion, 2015 DTM vice-champion

Green has been handed his first taste of Formula E machinery by Audi, the team for which he competes in DTM.

BMW i Andretti

Image: Formula E Media

Bruno Spengler

Age: 35
Nationality: Canadian
Current series: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Accolades: 2006 DTM vice-champion, 2007 DTM vice-champion, 2012 DTM champion

Spengler will be at the wheel for Andretti for a second time following his outing in Marrakesh last year. The BMW driver had previously been under consideration for a race drive with BMW i Andretti for season five, but lost out to Alexander Sims.

Image: BMW PressClub

Marco Wittmann

Age: 29
Nationality: German
Current series: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Accolades: 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series vice-champion, 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series vice-champion, 2014 DTM champion, 2016 DTM champion

Two-time DTM champion Wittmann will experience all-electric power for the first time when he gets behind the wheel of the BMW IFE.18 in Marrakesh, following on from his fourth top five championship finish in five years with the German marque.

DS Techeetah

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Tatiana Calderon

Age: 25
Nationality: Colombian
Current series: GP3 Series
Accolades: 2016 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 vice-champion, current Sauber Formula 1 test driver

Calderon’s stock has been on the rise in previous years, having finished second in the highly-competitive MRF Challenge Formula 2000 and graduating to GP3 before becoming the official test driver for the Sauber Formula 1 team. She will get her second outing in a Formula E car in Marrakesh.

Image: Formula E Media

James Rossiter

Age: 35
Nationality: British
Current series: Super Formula, World Endurance Championship
Accolades: 2003 Formula Renault UK third place, 2004 British Formula 3 Championship third place, 2013 Super GT third place, 2014 Super GT third place

Techeetah will field Rossiter once again in the rookie test following his appearance for the Chinese squad in Marrakesh last year.

Envision Virgin Racing

Image: Audi MediaCenter

Nyck de Vries

Age: 23
Nationality: Dutch
Current series: Formula 2, World Endurance Championship
Accolades: 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion, 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps champion, GP3 Series race winner, Formula 2 race winner

de Vries gets his second outing at the Marrakesh rookie test, albeit with a different team as he switches from Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler to Envision Virgin Racing. While a Formula 1 junior driver with McLaren, the Dutchman has not ruled out a potential switch to Formula E in the future.

Image: Audi MediaCenter

Benoit Treluyer

Age: 42
Nationality: French
Current series: None
Accolades: 2003 Formula Nippon vice-champion, 2006 Formula Nippon champion, 2007 Formula Nippon vice-champion, 2008 Super GT champion, 2009 Formula Nippon vice-champion, 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans runner-up, 2011 Super GT vice-champion, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, 2012 World Endurance Championship champion, 2013 World Endurance Championship vice-champion, 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, 2014 World Endurance Championship vice-champion, 2015 World Endurance Championship vice-champion

The experienced and successful Frenchman will take the wheel of a Formula E car for the first time in Marrakesh, where he hopes to put all of his experience to good use as he tackles the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan.

GEOX Dragon Racing

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Antonio Fuoco

Age: 22
Nationality: Italian
Current series: Formula 2
Accolades: 2013 Formula Renault Alps 2.0 champion, 2013 Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 junior driver, 2014 European Formula 3 Championship race winner, 2014 Florida Winter Series champion, 2015 & 2016 Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 development driver, GP3 Series race winner, Formula 2 race winner

Fuoco is handed another Formula E outing after making his all-electric debut during pre-season testing in Valencia. The Italian will once again pilot the Penske EV-3.

Image: Formula 2 Media

Felipe Nasr

Age: 26
Nationality: Brazilian
Current series: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Accolades: 2009 Formula BMW Europe champion, 2011 British Formula 3 Championship champion, 2011 Macau Grand Prix runner-up, GP2 Series race winner, 2014 Williams Martini Racing test driver, 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

The former Formula 1 racer will mark his return to single-seaters when he takes the wheel of the GEOX Dragon machine in Marrakesh.

HWA Racelab

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Dani Juncadella

Age: 27
Nationality: Spanish
Current series: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Accolades: 2007 Master Formula Junior vice-champion, 2009 Formula BMW Europe vice-champion, 2011 Macau Grand Prix winner, 2012 Formula 3 Euro Series champion, 2012 European Formula 3 Championship champion, 2012 Masters of Formula 3 champion, 2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup race winner, 2018 DTM race winner

Juncadella is no stranger to Formula E having served as the Mahindra Racing test driver, participating in the rookie test last year for the Indian squad. This season he switched to HWA Racelab and will have his second official outing for the team in Marrakesh having stood in for race driver Stoffel Vandoorne on the final day of pre-season testing in Valencia.

Image: Formula 2 Media

Raffaele Marciello

Age: 24
Nationality: Italian
Current series: Blancpain GT Series
Accolades: 2012 European Formula 3 Championship vice-champion, 2012 Masters of Formula 3 vice-champion, 2013 European Formula 3 Championship champion, 2015 Sauber Formula 1 test driver, 2018 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup champion, 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup vice-champion

Marciello will be in action with HWA Racelab for the Marrakesh rookie test, his first official outing in Formula E. The versatile Italian won championships in the junior categories and earned a testing role in Formula 1, before going on to win the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup at his second attempt.

Mahindra Racing

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Sergey Sirotkin

Age: 23
Nationality: Russian
Current series: Formula 1
Accolades: 2011 Formula Abarth European Series champion, 2011 Formula Abarth Italian Series vice-champion, Auto GP World Series race winner, Formula Renault 3.5 race winner, GP2 race winner

Having departed the Williams Formula 1 team, Sirotkin now finds himself turning to electric power as he prepares for his first venture into Formula E. The Russian will be in action for Indian team Mahindra Racing.

Image: Formula E Media

Sam Dejonghe

Age: 27
Nationality: Belgian
Current series: Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
Accolades: 2011 European F3 Open Championship Cup vice-champion, 2017 TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship race winner

Dejonghe continues in his development role with Mahindra Racing and will make his second official appearance behind the wheel following his maiden outing in the rookie test last year.

NIO

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Jamie Chadwick

Age: 20
Nationality: British
Current series: British Formula 3 Championship
Accolades: 2015 British GT Championship champion, British Formula 3 Championship race winner

Chadwick will get another run in the NIO as she prepares for the rookie test, having already be in action in the Ad Diriyah in-season test at the season opener. The Brit’s stock is on the rise following her history-making victory at Brands Hatch in the British Formula 3 Championship.

Image: NIO

Jake Hughes

Age: 24
Nationality: British
Current series: GP3 Series
Accolades: 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship champion, 2015 Formula Renault Alps 2.0 vice-champion, 2018 F3 Asian Championship vice-champion

A race winner in multiple championships on his way up through the junior ranks, Hughes will go all-electric for the first time as he lines up for the rookie test with NIO.

Nissan e.dams

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Mitsunori Takaboshi

Age: 25
Nationality: Japanese
Current series: Autobacs Super GT Series
Accolades: 2013 Formula 3 Japan National Class champion, 2017 Japanese Formula 3 Championship champion

Carrying on in the e.dams team having driven for Renault e.dams in the rookie test last season, Takaboshi will now appear for Nissan e.dams and enjoy another taste of all-electric action.

Image: Nissan Media

Jann Mardenborough

Age: 27
Nationality: British
Current series: Super GT
Accolades: 2011 Nissan GT Academy winner, 2014 Toyota Racing Series vice-champion, 2016 All-Japan Formula 3 Championship vice-champion

A long-time member of the Nissan family, Mardenborough will make his first official outing in Marrakesh but is no stranger to Formula E having previously tested for Virgin Racing. The Brit has made no secret of the fact that he hopes to one day race in Formula E.

Panasonic Jaguar Racing

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Pietro Fittipaldi

Age: 22
Nationality: Brazilian
Current series: IndyCar
Accolades: 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion, 2014 Protyre Formula Renault Championship champion, 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 champion, 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 champion

Coupled with a test driver role with the Haas Formula 1 team, Fittipaldi also has prior testing experience with Panasonic Jaguar Racing having participated in last season’s rookie test.

Image: Formula E Media

Harry Tincknell

Age: 27
Nationality: British
Current series: World Endurance Championship, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Accolades: 2009 Formula Renault UK Winter Series champion, 2014 European Le Mans Series vice-champion, 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, 2016 European Le Mans Series champion, 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans runner-up

Tincknell will once again take the wheel of a Formula E car following outings in recent years with the NIO team, where he was in contention for a race seat in season two.

Venturi

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Norman Nato

Age: 26
Nationality: French
Current series: European Le Mans Series
Accolades: 2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 vice-champion, 2012 Formula Renault Alps 2.0 vice-champion, Formula Renault 3.5 Series race winner, GP2 Series race winner, Formula 2 race winner, European Le Mans Series race winner

Having switched from Formula 2 to sportscars for 2018, Nato will once again pilot a single seater as he makes his maiden venture into Formula E with the Venturi squad.

Image: Venturi

Arthur Leclerc

Age: 18
Nationality: Monegasque
Current series: 2018 Championnat de France F4
Accolades: Venturi Formula E driver academy, Championnat de France F4 race winner

A member of the Venturi driver academy, Leclerc will be in action for his debut official outing in the all-electric series in Marrakesh.

About Topher Smith
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