HWA Racelab will test Carrie Schreiner at next month’s test following the Ad Diriyah E-Prix after choosing her as a late replacement for the injured Sophia Floersh.
The 20 year-old will undertake her very first laps in a Formula E car with the Mercedes-affiliated squad alongside Stoffel Vandoorne and Gary Paffett on Dec. 16, the day after the season-opening race.
Schreiner has recently conducted her career in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series Middle East Championship, and also took the overall win in Class 1 (GT3) of the DMV GTC.
“I’ve driven quite a few racing cars before, but I’m sure that I’ll find sitting behind the wheel of a fully electric formula racing car for the first time will be an absolutely unique experience,” said Schreiner.
“Over the next few weeks, I will be fully focused on preparing as much as possible for the test. December 16 can’t come around fast enough.”
HWA Racelab was initially planning to run F3 driver Floersh in its second car but the F3 driver was injured following her horrific accident during the Macau Grand Prix earlier this month.
Floersh recently flew back to Germany after undergoing lengthy but successful surgery on a back injury caused by the accident.
HWA Racelab is aiming to utilize every possible in-season test day due to the fact that it was not able, by regulation, to undertake private running with its Venturi powered cars which it only received in early October.
Schreiner’s career started in karting where she won the X30 junior category in the 2012 ADAC Kart Masters.
She then switched to the ADAC Formula 4 series in 2015 and 2016, gaining experience of driving a single-seater racing car against current F3 champion Mick Schumacher and recently announced McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris.
“We are pleased to have found in Carrie a good substitute for Sophia and are very pleased to give this young talent the chance to gain her first experience in such an exciting and future-oriented race series as Formula E,” said Ulrich Fritz, HWA CEO.
“Carrie has excelled at the wheel of a variety of racing cars over the past few years and I’m sure she’ll quickly find her feet on her debut in an electric formula racing car as well.
“We are also, of course, thinking of Sophia, for whom we would also like to have made this testing possible.
“However, the important thing now is that she concentrates on making a speedy recovery. We wish her all the best and get well soon.”