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Andretti to run Lundqvist and Maloney in Formula E test

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: Joe Skibinski & Red Bull

Andretti has announced Zane Maloney and Linus Lundqvist as its drivers for the Formula E rookie test that will take place on April 24th at Tempelhof circuit following the Berlin E-Prix.

Maloney competes in Formula 2 with Rodin Carlin, where he sits eighth in the standings three rounds into the season. The Red Bull junior became Formula 3 vice-champion driving for Trident in 2022, with three feature race victories in the last three rounds. In 2019, he was crowned British F4 champion with Carlin.

Lundqvist is currently without a drive for the 2023 season despite claiming the Indy Lights title in 2022 with HMD Motorsports. Previously, he had become 2020 Formula Regional Americas champion with Global Racing Group and 2018 BRDC British F3 champion with Double R Racing. The Swede conducted an oval IndyCar test with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at Texas Motor Speedway on April 3rd.

Berlin’s rookie test will be both drivers’ first taste of FE machinery.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Berlin Rookie Test with Andretti Formula E,” Maloney said in a team statement. “Driving in Formula E is going to be a new experience for me so I’m very grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank everyone at Andretti for making this possible. I will be trying to learn as much as I can during this test and gain some beneficial experience in the Gen3 car.”

Lundqvist said: “Big thanks to Michael Andretti, JF Thormann, Roger Griffiths and everyone at Andretti for this amazing opportunity. I’m super excited and grateful for the occasion.

“It will be great to experience a completely new car and series that I’ve not driven in before. I know it’s going to be very different to anything I’ve done before, but I’m doing my best to be as prepared as possible to have a successful test with the Andretti Formula E team. I can’t wait to get going!”

Andretti Formula E team principal Roger Griffinths welcomed Maloney and Lundqvist into the team and stated that “both drivers have shown themselves to be highly competitive in their relative endeavors and represent some exciting new talent.

“Having the rookie test is fundamentally important for raising the potential and possibility of bringing new driver talent to the FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E has fast gained status within the motorsport world as being a very competitive championship and that makes it very attractive to up-and-coming drivers.

“It makes sense to have the test at the iconic Berlin-Tempelhof circuit immediately after the race weekend as we will have gathered a lot of data to be able support both drivers with. Zane and Linus will be with us for the duration of the race weekend, so we’re looking forward to integrating them into the team so they can understand how we both prepare for and operate over a race weekend.”

David Beckmann and Yifei Ye will also participate in the test with Porsche, while Jack Aitken will take to the track with Envision Racing.