Female racers get Formula E opportunity

Female racers get Formula E opportunity

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December 17, 2018

Nissan joined forces with the other 10 ABB FIA Formula E teams in giving female racers a chance to sample the electric power of the global street racing championship in testing on Sunday.

The test for the female drivers was instigated by the Ad Diriyah event promoter with Nissan actually having two female racers line for Nissan e.dams

Former Spanish GP3 racer Carmen Jorda shared the No. 22 Nissan e.dams entry with Oliver Rowland for a number of runs around the challenging Ad Diriyah street circuit.

At the conclusion of testing, local 19-year-old female karter Reem Al-Aboud also got the chance to sample the Nissan Formula E car.

Both drivers prepared for the opportunity today with simulator sessions at the Nissan e.dams headquarters in Le Mans, France.

More drivers will get to climb aboard the machines normally driven by Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland at the next event in Marrakesh.

After the Saturday race on January 12, the annual Formula E rookie test will take place on Sunday. Test and reserve driver Mitsunori Takaboshi will be joined aboard the Nissan e.dams Formula E cars by simulator driver Jann Mardenborough.