Formula E and the FIA today revealed the full roster of 11 rookie drivers set to debut at the first rookie session of Season 10. This session is scheduled for Friday 12 April during Rounds 6 and 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the Misano World Circuit in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.

The rookie free practice sessions are designed exclusively for drivers with no previous experience racing a Formula E car on-track and who hold a minimum International Grade B licence. The session is designed to promote new and emerging talent in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, offering them a platform to showcase their skills in the driving seat of the GEN3 race car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built.

The last on-track rookie session conducted by the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship was the official Rookie Free Practice in Rome for Rounds 13 and 14 of Season 9. Notably, Jehan Daruvala, a rookie from that session, has since advanced to a full-time seat for Season 10 with Maserati MSG Racing.

Ahead of the Misano E-Prix this weekend, on Saturday 13 April and Sunday 14 April, rookies representing all 11 teams in the championship will get the opportunity to shine in a Free Practice session today at 14:30-15:00.

For the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s first visit to the Italian track, the drivers will face the 14 turns of the 3.382km track complete clockwise, infield at Turns 1, 2, 3 and 4 before returning to the GP layout down towards what will be Turn 5 and the Turn 7 hairpin. A high-speed straight follows into a sharp left-right at Turns 8 and 9 before another fast sprint around the complex at the back of the circuit before hooking back through Turn 14 onto the home straight.

Pablo Martino, Head of Formula E Championship, FIA:

“The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is renowned for its forward-focused approach. That applies as much to promoting new drivers as it does to developing technologies, which is one of the reasons why the rookie track time in Misano and Berlin is so important. We are firm advocates of granting drivers the opportunity to showcase their skills, and what better environment than at the very heart of a race weekend?”

Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and Chief Championship Officer, Formula E, said:

“As we embark on this exciting new venture in Misano, we welcome a new wave of talent to the Formula E stage. These rookie sessions not only showcase the potential of emerging drivers but also our underlying commitment to nurturing fresh talent in the world of electric motorsport. Formula E stands at the forefront of motorsport when it comes to technological advancement and innovation. We're thrilled to harness that energy and provide the upcoming generation of racing prodigies with the ultimate platform to showcase their skills: behind the wheel of the GEN3 race car."

Expanding on the Misano rookie Free Practice session, the Berlin E-Prix in just over a month, will also feature a much-anticipated rookie test day. Scheduled for the Monday following Rounds 9 and 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Saturday, May 11th, and Sunday, May 12th, this event is tailored for competitors who have yet to experience the thrill of Formula E racing.