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F2 Driver Deletraz Keen on Formula E Test

F2 podium finisher Louis Deletraz targeting a Formula E test in Morocco next March…

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Formula 2 driver Louis Deletraz is “curious and interested” in trying a Formula E car in the near future and is in discussions with teams about a potential test.

e-racing365 learned in Valencia that the Swiss driver held talks with several teams about the possibility of testing at the soon-to-be-announced Marrakesh rookie test in March.

While the discussions are ongoing, Deletraz says that he is interested in testing a Formula E car and also in having a potential future role in the all-electric championship.

The 22-year-old is nearing the end of his third season of FIA Formula 2 racing with the Carlin team and has notched up three podium positions this year.

“I was at Valencia and has talks with some teams to tell them I am very curious and interested in doing it [the test],” he told e-racing365.

“There were some discussions before this test but going to Valencia was very useful and now we have to find the best solution.

“It is definitely an objective to be there [at Marrakesh] and I think I could be quite a good rookie. I will keep in touch with the teams so I hope we can find a way to get into a seat.”

Deletraz was used as a simulator driver for the Venturi team throughout the third season of the championship in 2016-17.

A strong record on street circuits has seen the Swiss driver take two runners-up positions at Monaco and a further podium at Sochi over the last two F2 campaigns.

“I love street circuits and have a good record there with some success at Monaco, so this obviously suits Formula E where most racks have walls,” said Deletraz.

“I want to make a long career and there are so few opportunities in F1. More young drivers are looking into Formula E as well as DTM and sports cars.

“I’m interested in all those options so that is why I am making the effort to go to where the teams and manufacturers are.”

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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