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Andretti to run Aston Martin junior Jak Crawford in Formula E test

by Ida Wood

Photo: Formula Motorsport Ltd

Andretti Global has announced it will run Formula 2 racers Zane Maloney and Jak Crawford in Formula E’s official rookie test in Berlin.

Maloney was signed by Andretti as its FE reserve driver last November, after contesting the 2023 Berlin rookie test, a free practice session in Rome and pre-season testing at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit.

In addition to driving in this year’s rookie test in May, he has also been picked by Andretti for the rookie-only practice session at the Misano E-Prix in April. The F2 points leader has a busy 2024 ahead of him, as he’s also Sauber’s Formula 1 reserve driver.

“I can’t wait to represent Andretti once again at both Misano and Berlin,” said Maloney. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the team and thank them for all the trust they have put in me. It will be interesting to see how the development work I’ve contributed to behind the scenes translates to the actual car on track during both occasions I get to drive it.”

Crawford meanwhile is all-new to FE, and sits seventh in the F2 standings after the first two rounds having finished second in the season-opening race. Like Maloney he is a former Red Bull junior, and became an Aston Martin junior last month.

“I’m very excited to be joining Andretti for the Berlin rookie test. It’s an amazing opportunity for me to try out the FE Gen3 car for the very first time,” he said. “It will be my first time driving a fully electric car as well, and I can’t wait to see what it’s like. Thanks to Andretti for the incredible opportunity.”

Andretti’s FE team principal Roger Griffiths said that Maloney “has proven to be a valuable asset to our team through his development work on the simulator, and we are confident that his knowledge will benefit us” during his time on track.