Pippa Mann will drive Geox Dragon’s Penske EV-3 at the test following the Ad Diriyah E-Prix on Sunday, Dec. 16, joining a list of female drivers in the field.
The test in Riyadh will be the British driver’s first experience with an electric propulsion system.
“I have actually never driven an electric car, let alone an electric race car,” said Mann.
“So to have this opportunity to return to my roots and drive an open wheel car again on a tight street course is something that I am looking forward to immensely.
“I am very excited to the challenge of driving a Formula E car, and I applaud Formula E for their forward thinking in creating opportunities for female racers.
“It is empowering to have the chance to engage with a championship series who is giving the opportunity to elevate female talent the right way.”
Team principal and owner Jay Penske added: “We are looking forward to working with Pippa at the test in Riyadh.
“She has a lot of experience across a wide range of motorsports disciplines, and we expect her to provide valuable feedback on the Penske EV-3 package.”