Yifei Ye to drive for TAG Heuer Porsche in Rome

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Yifei Ye to drive for TAG Heuer Porsche in Rome

Yifei Ye is set to return to the cockpit of the TAG Heuer Porsche 99X Electric for the Rome Rookie Free Practice, following on from his Berlin Rookie Test outing earlier this year.

Yifei Ye Porsche

Twenty-two-year-old Yifei Ye is contesting this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a customer team's Porsche 963 hybrid prototype as the Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific selected driver. In 2021, he won the Asian Le Mans Series and the European Le Mans Series.

The Chinese driver ran with top 10 pace at the Rookie Test in Berlin.

Rookie Free Practice

Teams can field someone who's sampled Formula E machinery before, but they must not be drivers included on the Season 9 Entry List, and they must not have competed in a Formula E race in their career before. The idea is to give the best young talent a pathway to race at the very top of the motorsport ladder with a taste of Formula E and the opportunity to impress prospective teams in the world's leading electric race series.

READ MORE: Rookies set for Rome outing

The choices the teams have put forward to Formula E and the FIA will be revealed in the lead up to Rome.

Felipe Drugovich has already been confirmed at Maserati MSG Racing. The young Brazilian, who topped the timesheets during the Berlin Rookie Test earlier this year, will now get a second chance to impress during Rome’s Rookie Free Practice session. The opportunity, which is exclusively for rookie drivers, will see some of motorsport’s brightest talents navigate the iconic Italian street circuit and find their feet in the electric machinery.

Avalanche Andretti, meanwhile, have confirmed that Zane Maloney will once again get behind the wheel of their GEN3 car.

NEOM McLaren confirmed Charlie Eastwood for their seat in Rome while Mahindra Racing picked Jehan Daruvala to return in their car.