Rossiter and Calderón back with Techeetah for Rookie test

DS Techeetah announced that the team’s Development Driver James Rossiter as well as Tatiana Calderón will be in action for the rookie test at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan.

It’s the second time that Rossiter will take part in the rookie test for the team, in addition to his development work. “It’s great to be back on track and it will be good to see the team again after the holidays. We’re in the sim next week to familiarise ourselves with the Gen2 car on the Marrakesh track before heading down to Morocco.

“I’m relishing my role and really enjoying working with a team that’s leading the way and pushing the boundaries for EV performance, both on and off track. I’m excited about what’s to come”, said the Briton.

It’s also the second time that the Chinese outfit will be working with Calderón, following her initial test after the Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December. “I loved my time in the car and with the team in Ad Diriyah and even though I didn’t get to drive as much as expected, due to the red flags, we managed to secure some good runs.

Tatiana Calderón gets back behind the DS E-TENSE FE19 wheel for the second in-season test Photo: Sam Bloxham, LAT Images/ ABB FIA Formula E

Needless to say, I’m keen to get more laps under my belt at this test and it will be really good to continue working with the team at the Marrakesh test. The DS E-TENSE FE19 is really fun to driver and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever driven before. It’s a lot to take into consideration as it’s not as straight forward as other Formula cars, they all have their different challenges but that’s what makes it fun”, said the Colombian.

“Tatiana really impressed us in the Ad Diriyah test despite the limited running due to some red flags, so we wanted to give her another chance in the DS E-TENSE FE19 to see what more she can extract out of it and to gain further knowledge from her feedback.

James has been invaluable to us during the development period and has continued to help us with the sim sessions in the lead up to the season. It’s the second rookie test he will commence for us and it will be really good to see him back in the car”, stated Team Prinicpal Mark Preston.

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