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Visser “Well-Prepared” for Formula E Test

Beitske Visser says she will be prepared for her maiden Formula E test next weekend…

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BMW-contracted driver Beitske Visser says that she will be well-prepared for her forthcoming test in Saudi Arabia next weekend.

The Dutch driver, who has been one of the leading female drivers in international racing over recent years, will join regular BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims at the test on Dec. 16.

“I have done two days on the simulator now and it is quite different to what I am used to especially managing the energy,” Visser told e-racing365.

“But it is good as I will join the race [at Ad Diriyah] as well so I can learn from Antonio and Alexander so I should be well-prepared.

“The more I can drive the better it is but I am not sure yet about my exact program for the test but I am looking forward to doing my best and to give the team some good information.”

E-racing365 revealed last month that Visser was being considered for a permanent role in the BMW i Andretti Motorsport squad for 2019 further to her initial test in Ad Diriyah.

“Firstly I will do this test and see how it goes but it would be a goal of mine to be in the series in the future,” she said.

“We are still discussing with BMW what the options are but I will be with the W Series in January but we will have to wait and see what the possibilities are to race in other championships as well.”

Visser also revealed that she attended one of the private test days in the summer when the team was conducting development work at the Miramas test circuit.

“I joined one of the private tests that they had in the summer when Alexander and Antonio were there so I could ask them some things so it was quite helpful,” she said.

“It is quite difficult and I think it is quite normal that you do a few mistakes on it firstly. It is very different and for sure it will be a big challenge.”

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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