Former Formula 1 driver Rio Haryanto will been given the chance to test a Formula E car during collective testing that starts on Tuesday at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain.
It remains unclear if he will test for one of the ten teams or the Spark-Renault Formula E demonstration vehicle. The purpose of the Haryanto’s drive is to evaluate his options for 2018.
“I’m really looking forward to my first Formula E test, having watched some of its most exciting wheel-to-wheel battles on TV. Formula E has been providing close competition and with many manufacturers coming onboard, it looks like the championship will continue growing around the world,” Haryanto said.
“It would be great to see a Formula E race on the streets of Jakarta one day and showcase the future of motorsport and automobile in general. After all, Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world. Knowing massive enthusiasm from Indonesian fans, I’d be surprised if there’s a lone Indonesian Formula E driver who can’t get a Fanboost at each ePrix!”
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E: “I’m looking forward to seeing Rio get behind the wheel of a fully-electric Formula E car for the first time this week in Valencia. He’s a familiar face – very experienced in single-seaters – and I’ve worked with him before in GP2 driving for Addax,” added Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E.
The fourth season of Formula E will kick off in Hong Kong, 2 December 2017.