Alice Powell is the latest driver to be confirmed for Formula E’s rookie test that will take place in Marrakesh next week.
The 27-year-old British racer currently drives in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY – support series to Formula E – and will also contest the second season of the W Series in 2020 after taking third in the Drivers’ Standings in the championship’s inaugural campaign.
Teaming up with Envision Virgin Racing, Powell will form one half of the independent outfit’s line-up, with the identity of its second driver getting revealed later this week.
“Firstly, I’d like to thank the team for the opportunity to test their Formula E car,” said Powell, “it’s an amazing experience and I can’t wait to jump into the car now, especially having spent time on the team’s simulator.
“My work as an ambassador for D2BD allows me to inspire young female drivers and this test will really help further that.
“I’m also looking forward to working with the team and helping them to extract as much data as possible from the test to help them this season.”
Alongside Powell Mitsunori Takaboshi and Jann Mardenborough have officially been confirmed for the test, driving for Nissan e.dams.
Envision Virgin Racing Managing Director Sylvain Filippi, added: “It’s great to have Alice on-board for the Marrakesh test, as someone who has already driven in an electric championship, she’ll bring a great understanding of the technical elements of the car.
“She’s spent a lot of time getting to learn the car and the track on our simulator in Silverstone and as a team we’re looking forward to getting her out on track.
“As an ambassador for Dare To Be Different, Alice is a also great role model to aspiring young women in racing, something we as a team fully support.”
Formula E’s Marrakesh test will take place on March 1 and is reserved for drivers who do not hold an e-licence that is required to compete in the fully-electric series.