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Cassidy Linked to Formula E Test

Nick Cassidy believed to be weighing up options to test in Morocco in March….

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Recently crowned Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy is being targeted by teams for a future test in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

E-racing365 has learned that the New Zealander, who has won two titles in three seasons in Japan having also claimed the Super GT crown in 2017, has been approached by teams for a test at the soon-to-be-announced Marrakesh rookie test in March.

The 25-year-old has a long history of racing in single-seaters and became a Toyota-affiliated driver in 2015.

Now, Cassidy is targeting a test and potential move into Formula E following a successful few years in Japan.

Cassidy is believed to have the possibility to defend his Super Formula crown next season with the Vantelin Team TOM’S squad which guided him to his title success this year.

Formula E teams will have to nominate two drivers for the Marrakech test which takes place on the day after the Moroccan race on March 1.

In addition to the test opportunity, Cassidy could also be in the frame for a race opportunity as several teams are set to recruit replacements for drivers who cannot attend the Sanya E-Prix due to a clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 1000 Miles of Sebring in March.

It remains unclear which teams have been in discussions with Cassidy but GEOX Dragon, Nissan e.dams and Panasonic Jaguar Racing are likely to have to find direct replacements for Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and James Calado, respectively.

Pietro Fittipaldi, who tested for Jaguar at both the previous Marrakesh tests, is believed to be a possibility to replace Calado in Sanya.

Alex Lynn is understood to be weighing up an offer to be a test and reserve driver at Jaguar but is scheduled to be racing at the WEC Sebring event with Aston Martin Racing.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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