Jonny Edgar joins Envision Racing as rookie driver

Talented teenager will test Formula E car for the first time during the upcoming Rookie Test in Berlin on April 24.

Envision Racing is delighted to welcome Jonny Edgar as one of the team’s rookie drivers for 2023.

Edgar, 19, will get his first taste of Formula E action at the end of the month – as he will take the wheel of an Envision car at the upcoming rookie test in Berlin on April 24.

The current Formula 3 driver will join Jack Aitken in taking part in the day-long test for the Silverstone-based team.

“I’m thrilled to be driving for Envision Racing in the Formula E rookie test in Berlin,” Edgar said.

“Formula E is a championship all professional drivers aspire to be in and I’m very thankful to Envision for this opportunity.

“The team have been very welcoming and I’m very much looking forward to getting on track.”

The talented teenager is currently enjoying his third season in F3, having joined the Dutch outfit MP Motorsport ahead of the 2023 championship.

The Cumbria native has already gained a wealth of experience across single-seater disciplines: after becoming the European CIK-FIA champion at OK junior level in karting, Edgar raced in Italian F4 in 2019 before winning the German F4 title in 2020.

Consistent points finishes in successive F3 seasons with Carlin Buzz Racing and Trident saw MP sign him up for one of their seats ahead of the start of this year’s championship.

“We are very pleased to be welcoming Jonny Edgar to Envision Racing for the upcoming rookie test in Berlin,” said Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer at Envision Racing.

“Jonny has a very impressive motorsport CV at such a young age, and we are very excited to see him step into our Gen3 car.

“The test will give him his first taste of Formula E, whilst also providing our team with valuable data for the remaining races.”

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 team to second in the teams’ 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.