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Sarrazin to Test New Formula E Car

Former Venturi driver Stephane Sarrazin to test the new Formula E car….

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Former Venturi driver Stephane Sarrazin will return to the cockpit of a Formula E car when he undertakes the next round of development work with the next-generation car.

Testing of the ‘Gen 2’ car, revealed on Tuesday, will again be conducted by Spark Technologies, and is set to take place in Spain over the coming weeks before the first of the official manufacturer group tests at the end of March.

Sarrazin is set to continue work undertaken since September by Benoit Treluyer, Adrien Tambay, Frederic Makowiecki and Anthoine Hubert.

A succession of qualifying and race simulations is believed to be a priority for Sarrazin to complete during the tests.

As revealed by e-racing 365 last week, the test will take place at Monteblanco in Spain.

The second two-day test is set to be conducted at the Calafat circuit located between Valencia and Barcelona.

The facility has been a popular private test track among many teams since they were able to test independently in 2015.

Sarrazin has taken part in 33 ABB FIA Formula E Championship races with a best result of second at the Season Two Long Beach E-Prix.

After competing in the final six races of last season with the Techeetah team, the Frenchman was left without a drive in Formula E for the current season.

The 42 year-old founded Sarrazin Motorsport last year, entering a Skoda Fabia R5 in last season’s Tour de Corse.

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 from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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