Colton Herta to test for Andretti

With less than a month to go until Round Three of the FIA Formula E Championship, MS&AD Andretti announce Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing Indy Lights driver Colton Herta will make his Formula E debut in Marrakesh on January 14.

The second-generation racer will test on the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, following the 2018 Marrakesh E-Prix as part of an official rookie test day. Reserved for drivers new to Formula E, the day will see two drivers from each team test the cars under timed conditions.

"I can’t thank MS&AD Andretti Formula E enough for the opportunity,” said Herta. “It’s the best Christmas present I could’ve gotten.”

Fresh from his rookie campaign in Indy Lights, Herta won races in St. Petersburg and Barber Motorsports Park, capturing seven poles and seven podiums on his way to a third-place finish in the 2017 championship.

“I think Colton was very impressive in his rookie season of Indy Lights and he hasn’t even turned 18 yet,” said Andretti Formula E CEO Michael Andretti. “We are very excited to see what he can do in our Formula E car. He is one of the future stars in open-wheel racing and can be a real asset at the rookie test in Marrakesh.”

In eighth position in the standings after the first two rounds of the season, MS&AD Andretti team will return to the track in Marrakesh on January 13 with full-season drivers António Félix da Costa and Tom Blomqvist.