Drugovich looks forward to test: 'Formula E has always fascinated me'

Drugovich looks forward to test: 'Formula E has always fascinated me'

17-04-2023 12:00 Last update: 13:12


Felipe Drugovich has been officially confirmed by Maserati for the rookie test in Formula E. The reigning Formula 2 champion and current Aston Martin test and reserve driver in Formula 1 is looking forward to his first kilometres of the test day in Berlin. In addition to Drugovich, Maserati has enshrined Hugh Barter for the session, which takes place on the 24th of April.

Through his team, Drugovich tells GPblog:"I can’t wait to get my first taste of the Maserati Tipo Folgore and Gen3 Formula E in Berlin. Formula
E is a category that has always fascinated me, and it will be intriguing to experience the difference of a fully-electric car in comparison to the single-seaters I’ve raced in recent seasons. Knowing that I will be playing an active role in the development of such an iconic brand, in its first season back in World Championship motorsport, is a huge honour. I’m very excited.”

Super talent from Australia

Maserati is obliged to field two rookies during the test. Super talent Hugh Barter will also get a chance. The Australian with Japanese roots is only 17 years old and currently competes in Formula 3. In it, he races for Campos. "We are excited to see new talent approaching the highest levels of motorsport, especially in an
innovative and modern series like Formula E and with young drivers like Felipe and Hugh", Maserati's Giovanni Sgro informed.

The team's owner continued: "Rookie tests can be the best platform and opportunity for both drivers and teams to discover future talent and giving the guys a chance to prove and show their capabilities. Maserati has always been synonymous with innovation and a forward-thinking brand, and we are pleased to encourage and support activities for the next generation, who represent the future of motorsport. We are confident that Felipe and Hugh will have a great test session and we look forward to seeing their racing careers evolve.”