Avalanche Andretti Formula E announced today Zane Maloney and Linus Lundqvist will make their Formula E debut representing the team at the mandatory Rookie Test in Berlin. The Formula 2, Red Bull Reserve Driver and reigning INDY NXT Champion will each receive six hours of on-track testing time in the Avalanche Andretti Porsche 99X Electric at the Tempelhof circuit, providing them with valuable time at the wheel of the GEN3 car.
Maloney is the first ever Formula 2 driver from Barbados, and the wider Caribbean and with over 16 years of circuit racing under his belt, having started at the age of 3, he has continued to prove his potential and skills throughout his karting and single seater career. In 2023, Maloney was named a Red Bull Racing Junior Driver and Formula 1 Reserve Driver.
Reigning INDY NXT Champion Lundqvist is a quadruple single-seater champion clinching the 2022 INDY NXT Championship, the 2020 Formula Regional Americas title, the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and the 2016 Formula STCC Nordic crown. Most recently the Swedish driver tested with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES at Texas Motor Speedway.
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Berlin rookie test will take place on Monday, April 24th following the 2023 Sabic Berlin E-Prix doubleheader race weekend.
ZANE MALONEY, AVALANCHE ANDRETTI FORMULA E ROOKIE TEST DRIVER:
“I’m very excited to be part of the Berlin Rookie Test with Avalanche Andretti Formula E. Driving in Formula E is going to be a new experience for me so I’m very grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank everyone at Andretti for making this possible. I will be trying to learn as much as I can during this test and gain some beneficial experience in the GEN3 car.”
LINUS LUNDQVIST, AVALANCHE ANDRETTI FORMULA E ROOKIE TEST DRIVER:
“Big thanks to Michael Andretti, JF Thormann, Roger Griffiths and everyone at Andretti for this amazing opportunity. I’m super excited and grateful for the occasion. It will be great to experience a completely new car and series that I’ve not driven in before. I know it’s going to be very different to anything I’ve done before, but I’m doing my best to be as prepared as possible to have a successful test with the Avalanche Andretti Formula E team. I can’t wait to get going!”
ROGER GRIFFITHS, TEAM PRINCIPAL, AVALANCHE ANDRETTI FORMULA E:
“The Avalanche Andretti Formula E team are very much looking forward to having both Zane and Linus join us for the Berlin Rookie Test after the doubleheader 2023 Sabic Berlin E-Prix. Both drivers have shown themselves to be highly competitive in their relative endeavors and represent some exciting new talent. Having the rookie test is fundamentally important for raising the potential and possibility of bringing new driver talent to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E has fast gained status within the motorsport world as being a very competitive Championship and that makes it very attractive to up-and-coming drivers. It makes sense to have the test at the iconic Berlin-Tempelhof circuit immediately after the race weekend as we will have gathered a lot of data to be able support both drivers with. Zane and Linus will be with us for the duration of the race weekend, so we’re looking forward to integrating them into the team so they can understand how we both prepare for and operate over a race weekend.”