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HWA Confirms Marciello for Marrakesh Rookie Test

Blancpain GT champion Raffaele Marciello to test for HWA in Marrakesh…

Photo: Mercedes-AMG

Reigning Blancpain GT Series champion Raffaele Marciello will test for HWA Racelab at the Marrakesh rookie test next weekend, getting his first taste of Formula E machinery.

The Italian will run alongside HWA test and development driver Daniel Juncadella at the test on Jan. 13, following the second ABB FIA Formula E Championship race of the season.

It marks a return to single-seaters for Marciello, who won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2013 before competing in GP2 Series and serving as test driver for Sauber F1 Team.

He has since made the switch to GT racing and became a Mercedes-AMG factory driver ahead of the 2018 season.

“This will be my first outing in a Formula E car and I will also be driving for HWA Racelab for the first time,” he said.

“I am really looking forward to it. I will try to help the team as much as possible and to learn as much as I can during the test. I can hardly wait to get in the car.”

Added team principal Ulrich Fritz: “We are pleased to announce Raffaele and Daniel as our test drivers for Marrakesh.

“Raffaele has been closely associated with our team for a long time. In recent years, he has shown his class in GT racing. Prior to that, he was European Formula 3 champion with one of our engines in 2013.

“With his experience, I am confident that he will provide us with valuable input at the test. The same obviously goes for our official test and development driver, Dani.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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