JACK AITKEN WILL DRIVE A FORMULA E CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME AS HE PARTICIPATES IN THE UPCOMING ROOKIE TEST IN BERLIN.
Envision Racing is delighted to announce the signing of Jack Aitken as the team’s rookie driver for 2023.
Aitken, 27, will get his first taste of Formula E action at the end of the month – as he will take the wheel of one of the two Envision cars at the upcoming rookie test in Berlin on April 24.
“I’m really excited to be Envision Racing’s rookie driver,” Aitken said.
“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 for the opportunity to experience that for myself in Berlin and assist the team with their work as they keep building on what has already been a great start to the season.”
The British-South Korean racer has gained a vast amount of single-seater experience in his career to date, including making his Formula 1 debut with Williams Racing at the Sakhir Grand Prix back in 2020.
Prior to serving as Williams’ reserve driver between 2020 and 2022 – a role he previously also filled with the Renault F1 team – Aitken also spent three successful seasons in Formula 2, winning three races during the 2019 season alone on the way to a fifth-place finish in the drivers’ standings.
Moving further into sportscars at the start of 2023, Aitken recently celebrated winning the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring alongside teammates Alexander Sims and Pipo Derani.
“We are delighted to welcome Jack Aitken to Envision Racing for the official rookie test day in Berlin,” said Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer at Envision Racing.
“Jack has a wealth of talent and experience, and we are very excited that he will be getting his first taste of Formula E with our team.
“The test day will be hugely beneficial to him as a driver and for us to gather more crucial data for the season ahead.”
Envision Racing have enjoyed a productive start to Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with Sébastien Buemi putting the car on pole in Saudi Arabia and Nick Cassidy finishing on the podium in the last three races to help steer the Silverstone-based team to second in the team standings after six rounds of the championship.
The first rookie test of the year is due to take place on Monday 24 April in Berlin, following the completion of Rounds 7 and 8 of the championship on the streets of the German capital in the days prior.