team boss of techeetah mark preston

16:00    10 Jan 2019

Team boss of Techeetah Mark Preston
Formula E team DS Techeetah have announced that Tatiana Calderon and James Rossiter will participate in the second rookie test of the 2018/19 season this coming weekend.

The test will be at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan on Sunday 13 January, a day after the 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix.

Rossiter will be involved in his first test for the Formula E team, while Calderon already has some running time under belt from the session in Saudi Arabia last month.

“We’re very excited to have extended our work with Tatiana Calderon, who will drive in the rookie test together with out Development Driver, James Rossiter, on Sunday after the race,” said team principal Mark Preston.

“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 so 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.”

Calderon has raced in the GP3 Series in the last three years and currently serves as a Test Driver for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.

“Getting another shot at being involved with DS Techeetah is great”, she explained.

“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.

“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.”

Rossiter raced in the Autobacs Super GT Series last year, and has previously served as a Test Driver for the Sahara Force India F1 Team in 2013. He says that it is “great” to be back on track after the Christmas holidays.

“The last 12 months with the team has been really good and it’s been a nice addition to the family with DS onboard,” said the driver.

“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, and I’m excited about what’s to come.”

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