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Wittmann to Test BMW Formula E Car

Marco Wittmann to test the race-winning BMW iFE.18 in Marrakesh…

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Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann will get a test outing with BMW i Andretti Motorsport next month, according to BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt.

Wittmann is likely to take part in the Formula E rookie test in Marrakesh alongside test and development driver Bruno Spengler.

The 29 year-old last competed in international single-seaters in 2011 when he finished runner-up in the FIA Formula 3 Euro Series.

“We have Bruno as part of our whole deal and I think that also at some stage we get Marco Wittmann behind the wheel and give it a go,” Marquardt told e-racing365.

“We have a great lineup but we can also introduce new faces to the whole system because our drivers are a strong pillar of the BMW Motorsport activity.

Bruno Spengler has undertaken several days in the private development test period earlier this year.

The Canadian also conducted a full day with Andretti in last season’s corresponding rookie test in Morocco.

BMW i Andretti Motorsport announced earlier this month that Beitske Visser is also part of its Formula E program.

She joined Alexander Sims in the first in-season test following the Ad Diriyah E-Prix on Sunday.

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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    Yiannis Gavelas

    December 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    At last! A very good choice for BMW! I hope he will deliver in the test and that he will have – sooner or later – the opportunity of a BMW-Fe race seat!

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