FIA European Formula 3 runner-up Joel Eriksson has been confirmed as one of DS Virgin Racing’s drivers for the forthcoming Formula E rookie test.
Taking place after the Marrakesh E-Prix on Jan. 14, Eriksson, 19, will take to the wheel of the DSV-03 for the first time. The Swedish racer finished second in the highly competitive Euro F3 Championship last year, securing seven wins and 14 podiums along the way.
“Formula E has a wealth of very talented drivers so it’s great to be experiencing this first hand and getting my first taste of electric racing,” Eriksson said. “DS Virgin Racing are a proven race-winning team, so I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel.”
The team’s second rookie test driver will be announced at a later stage.
Team principal Alex Tai said: “We’re delighted to have Joel testing for us in the Formula E rookie test. DS Virgin Racing is passionate about nurturing new talent and Joel is one of the most up and coming drivers on the scene right now. We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do in our race-winning machinery.”
Other Formula E newcomers set to test at the series’ rookie test inclue Colton Herta with MS&AD Andretti and James Rossiter and Frederic Makowiecki with Techeetah.
Round 3 of the 2017/18 FIA Formula E Championship takes place on Jan. 13 on the streets of Marrakesh, Morocco.