Avalanche Andretti Formula E confirms Zane Maloney and Linus Lundqvist for Berlin Rookie Test
INDIANAPOLIS (April 6, 2023) – 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 skillsthroughout 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 INDYNXT 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 INDYCARSERIES at Texas Motor Speedway.
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Berlin rookie test will take place on Monday, April 24th following the2023 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 isgoing to be a new experience for me so I’m very grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank everyone atAndretti for making this possible. I will be trying to learn as much as I can during this test and gain some beneficialexperience 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 amazingopportunity. 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, butI’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 drivertalent 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 supportboth drivers with. Zane and Linus will be with us for the duration of the race weekend, so we’re looking forward tointegrating them into the team so they can understand how we both prepare for and operate over a race weekend.”
About Andretti Autosport
Led by racing legend Michael Andretti, the team fields multiple entries in INDYCAR, INDY NXT, IMSA and Formula E; and has collaborations in Extreme E as Andretti Altawkilat Extreme E, Mexico SuperCopa series as Andretti Jourdain Autosport and Australian Supercars as Walkinshaw Andretti United. The global racing enterprise boasts over 250race wins, four INDYCAR Series championships, five INDY NXT titles, one Indy Pro 2000 and one USF2000championship, a Silver Class GT4 championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-MileRace. The team also holds two X Games Gold Medals and five U.S. rallycross championships. To share in the Andretti story, please visit online at AndrettiAutosport.com and follow on social media with #AllAndretti.