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Stevens Eyes Formula E Test Opportunity

WEC LMP2 driver Will Stevens aiming to test a Formula E car in the near future…

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Former Formula 1 driver Will Stevens is aiming to test a Formula E car in the near future and is targeting the soon-to-be-announced Marrakesh test.

The 28-year-old currently races in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the Jota-operated Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 team and sits second in the standings.

The British driver competed in 18 Grands Prix between 2014-15 for the Caterham and Manor Marussia F1 teams in what was his last outing in top-line single-seaters before a switch to sports cars.

Since that time Stevens has been successful in WEC with several victories in LMP2 and a GTE-Am victory at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Now, he’s looking at sampling Formula E for the first time and is believed to be entering into discussions with teams about a potential test.

“A test definitely interests me in Formula E and from what I hear from fellow drivers it is a really interesting and challenging car to drive,” Stevens told e-racing365.

“If you look at the grid in Formula E then most have recent sports car experience and I think the strategic element of endurance and what you learn from it gives you a lot of skills useful in Formula E too.

“I’m really open to a test and would love to do a day but we will have to see what happens but we are in contact with some teams at the moment.”

The Marrakesh test, which will be run as a rookie initiative for drivers who don’t hold an e-licence, is likely to be formalized in the coming weeks and is expected to take place on Sunday, March 1.

Recent discussions at Sporting Working Group meetings have touched on only allowing drivers who have never run at Formula E tests before to take part.

Several drivers ran in both the previous rookie tests at Marrakesh in 2018 and 2019, including James Rossiter (DS Techeetah), Sam Dejonghe (Mahindra Racing) and Nico Mueller (Audi Sport ABT Sportsline).

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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