Dean Stoneman to make Formula E test debut at Donington with NextEV

Indy Lights race winner Dean Stoneman will make his Formula E testing debut with the NextEV team at Donington Park this week

Dean Stoneman to make Formula E test debut at Donington with NextEV

The Briton, who tested an IndyCar for the first time earlier this month, will drive the NextEV 700R on Thursday, the final day of the opening pre-season test.

He will be taking the place of Oliver Turvey, who will run on Wednesday before leaving early to travel to the coming weekend's Super GT round at Suzuka.

Nelson Piquet Jr will drive on Tuesday before Turvey takes over, but the Brazilian could run again on Thursday morning before Stoneman's debut.

"I'm really looking forward to my first time in a Formula E car," said Stoneman.

"The opportunity with the NextEV Formula E Team is extremely exciting and I have been very impressed so far with their professional structure and ambitions going forward.

"The whole approach to driving these cars is completely different so I have been learning key areas like energy recovery so I can hit the ground running for this week's test."

The Jaguar Racing team is another fielding multiple drivers this week as it continues to evaluate its 2016/17 driver line-up.

Adam Carroll and Alex Lynn will drive today (Tuesday) though it is unknown how duties will be shared over the next two duties, with Mitch Evans and Harry Tincknell also due to run.

shares
comments
Venturi Formula E squad enters technical partnership with ZF
Previous article

Venturi Formula E squad enters technical partnership with ZF

Next article

Formula E working on solution to WEC calendar clash

Formula E working on solution to WEC calendar clash
Load comments
Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2 Plus

Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2

OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was wide open until the final race after its most unpredictable season yet. Eventual champion Nyck de Vries explains why this made his title-winning experience such a different experience to conquering F2 in 2019

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong Plus

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong

Formula E welcomes a mix of past, present and future for the 2021-2022 season. The old guard facing off against a sprinkling of newcomers, a fresh qualifying format amid a sporting rules shake-up and a range of minor tweaks to the existing all-electric machines are all subplots to the final campaign before the next generation arrives

Formula E
Dec 3, 2021
The sharing mentality that transformed the fortunes of two Formula E teams Plus

The sharing mentality that transformed the fortunes of two Formula E teams

Electing not to share data with its competitive customer team would have been a straightforward means of gaining an edge on at least one of Mercedes' Formula E rivals last season. But by reciprocating the relationship forged under its initial HWA guise, when it was a customer to Venturi, both teams have reaped the rewards

Formula E
Nov 30, 2021
How Mercedes's Formula E squad replicated the F1 team's best trait Plus

How Mercedes's Formula E squad replicated the F1 team's best trait

With its ultra-successful sister team in Formula 1 and a support network providing some of the best minds and resources in the business, Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James knew his squad had all the winning ingredients. But mixing it together was no easy feat and required key attributes to be grown from within

Formula E
Nov 29, 2021
How Formula E's polarising newcomer can prove himself Plus

How Formula E's polarising newcomer can prove himself

OPINION: Few figures in racing today divide opinion like Dan Ticktum. The Formula 2 race-winner now has the chance to wipe his professional slate clean with his move into Formula E, but it won't be easy at the squad which has brought up the rear for the past three years. Here are the three key criteria he must meet to make a lasting impression on the series

Formula E
Nov 27, 2021
How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E Plus

How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E

By virtue of its Formula 1 success, Mercedes was expected to rise to power in Formula E before long. That it won both the drivers' and manufacturers' championships this year, after only two seasons as a full works effort, belies a tricky path littered with potential pitfalls

Formula E
Nov 26, 2021
Why electric racing cars should be four-wheel drive Plus

Why electric racing cars should be four-wheel drive

OPINION: Circuit racing has traditionally favoured front- or rear-wheel-drive setups, eschewing the equal distribution of power. But for Formula E and other electric-powered series, our columnist believes it’s a perfect fit

Formula E
Oct 13, 2021
How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success Plus

How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success

The Wolffs have carved their own paths in motorsport, leading their respective teams to success in Formula 1 and Formula E. But the two came together last month as their drivers finished first and second in the FE drivers' championship - a feat they are hugely proud of. In a rare joint interview, they reflect on a remarkable season

Formula E
Sep 21, 2021