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Powell and Vanthoor ready for the Formula E Rookie Test with Envision

Powell, 31, has played a crucial role at Envision Racing for years as a Test & Development driver and previously tested the GEN2 in Marrakesh and Valencia. The British driver, who has five W Series wins to her name, has completed shakedowns in the GEN3 but will start her first full day of running in Berlin in just over a week.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to participate in the rookie test day in Berlin,” said Powell.

“I have been working with the team for a long time and have done a lot of simulator work over the last few seasons, so it will be very useful for me to have the opportunity to have a full day in the GEN3 on track. , and hopefully also for the team.”

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Dries Vanthoor is currently racing in the World Endurance Championship and has an impressive racing CV, including a victory in the LMGTE category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The test in the German capital marks his debut in Formula E.

Vanthoor, 26, said: “I’m really looking forward to my first ever Formula E test. It’s a great championship and I’m looking forward to trying the Gen3 car with Envision Racing.

“It is a good learning opportunity to try another discipline of motorsport, especially the advanced technologies in Formula E.”

Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO of Envision Racing said; “We are pleased to have two very talented drivers stepping into our cars for the rookie test day. Dries and Alice have both achieved a lot in their careers and we look forward to seeing them on the track in Berlin.”

The weekend at the Tempelhof will be an interesting one for the Green Machine, as lead drivers Sebastien Buemi and Robin Frijns will not be able to participate in either race. This led to Paul Aron and Joel Eriksson being called up to race in rounds 9 and 10.