Crawford joins Maloney at Andretti team for Formula E rookie tests

Andretti Global will field Jak Crawford (pictured above) and Zane Maloney at the upcoming Formula E rookie tests, the team has announced. Both drivers will run at the test following the Berlin E-Prix in May, while Maloney will also run in practice at the Misano E-Prix on the second weekend of April.

Crawford’s outing in Berlin will be his first in a Formula E car and will make him the first American since Oliver Askew in Season 8 to run in an official Formula E event. Like Maloney, the American is currently in his second full year of Formula 2.

“I’m very excited to be joining Andretti for the Berlin Rookie Test,” said Crawford. “It’s an amazing opportunity for me to try out the Formula E GEN3 car for the very first time.


“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 Formula E for the incredible opportunity.”

Barbados native Maloney, the team’s designated reserve and development driver, ran in the Berlin test and Rome E-Prix practice last year, too, as well as at pre-season testing in Valencia back in August.

“I can’t wait to represent Andretti Formula E 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.”

Andretti Team principal Roger Griffiths said, “Zane 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 the Misano E-Prix doubleheader weekend and the Berlin Rookie Test.

“Additionally, we are pleased to announce Jak Crawford’s rookie debut at the Berlin Rookie Test, which marks an important milestone in his career. We look forward to seeing him showcase his talents on the Formula E stage. These opportunities are integral to Andretti Global’s commitment to developing and mentoring the next generation of drivers, and we are eager to see both Zane and Jak excel on track.”

Story originally appeared on Racer