Colton Herta will make his Formula E debut with MS&AD Andretti during the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship rookie test in Marrakesh, Morocco on January 14, the team announced. Herta and 2012 DTM champion Bruno Spengler will test the Formula E ATEC-03 cars at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan the day after the 2018 Marrakesh E-Prix.
“I was super excited when I got the call and I can’t thank MS&AD Andretti Formula E enough for the opportunity,” Herta said. “It’s the best Christmas present I could’ve gotten.”
Herta’s rookie season in Indy Lights featured wins at St. Petersburg and Barber Motorsports Park. He earned seven poles, seven podiums and third in the standings.
I think Colton was very impressive in his rookie season of Indy Lights and he hasn’t even turned 18 yet,” said Andretti Formula E CEO Michael Andretti. “We are very excited to see what he can do in our Formula E car. He is one of the future stars in open-wheel racing and can be a real asset at the rookie test in Marrakesh.”
The 2018 Marrakesh E-Prix, the third round of the 2017-18 FIA Formula E Championship, is January 13.