Dean Stoneman gets Formula E test with NextEV


Indy Lights championship contender Dean Stoneman will enjoy his first Formula E test at Donington Park on Thursday with NextEV.

Stoneman, 26, currently races for Andretti Autosport in Indy Lights, having recently raced in GP3, GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5.

The Briton won the Formula 2 title back in 2010 and enjoyed a Formula 1 test with Williams before missing the 2011 and 2012 racing seasons after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Stoneman made the switch to Indy Lights for 2016, winning the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and securing an IndyCar test with Andretti at Watkins Glen earlier this month.

Stoneman will now get a chance to impress behind the wheel of a Formula E car, taking part in the pre-season test running at Donington in England on Thursday.

“I’m really looking forward to my first time in a Formula E car,” Stoneman said.

“The opportunity with the NextEV Formula E Team is extremely exciting and I have been very impressed so far with their professional structure and ambitions going forward.

“They were winners of the inaugural Formula E championship and they are clearly looking to be a force this coming season too.

“The whole approach to driving these cars is completely different so I have been learning key areas like energy recovery so I can hit the ground running for this week’s test.”

NextEV confirmed its driver line-up for Formula E’s third season on Tuesday, retaining Nelson Piquet Jr. and Oliver Turvey for the new campaign.