Paul di Resta, Pietro Fittipaldi get Jaguar test chance

Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro Fittipaldi (C) – Formula V8 3.5 champion

Former Force India and Williams Formula 1 racer Paul di Resta will link up with Jaguar for this month’s Marrakech rookie test in Formula E.

Di Resta competed for Force India from 2011 to 2013 before joining Williams in a reserve role, which led to an outing in Hungary last season in place of the unwell Felipe Massa.

Di Resta was a candidate for the vacancy at Williams for 2018 but Sergey Sirotkin is now understood to be the frontrunner, with Robert Kubica having also been evaluated.

Di Resta will share driving duties in the I-TYPE 2 with Formula V8 3.5 champion Pietro Fittipaldi at the Moulay El Hassan circuit on January 14.

Fittipaldi, grandson of double F1 champion Emerson, claimed the 2017 title in the now-defunct V8 3.5 series, taking six wins and 10 poles from 18 races.

Elsewhere, DS Virgin Racing has confirmed that Formula 3 runner-up Joel Eriksson will pilot one of its DSV-03 for the one-day test.

Eriksson finished second to McLaren protege Lando Norris in Formula 3 last season and will compete full-time in DTM this year with BMW.

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