Test in Saudi Arabia: Carrie Schreiner to debut in Formula E racing car

Carrie Schreiner will post her first laps in a Formula E racing car with HWA RACELAB during ABB FIA Formula E testing in Saudi Arabia

  • First Formula E test for Carrie Schreiner on 16 December 2018 in Ad Diriyah, one day after the season opener in Saudi Arabia
  • Carrie Schreiner is standing in for injured racing driver Sophia Flörsch
  • Carrie Schreiner: “I’ve driven quite a few racing cars before, but I’m sure that I’ll find sitting behind the wheel of a fully electric formula racing car for the first time will be an absolutely unique experience”
  • Ulrich Fritz: “We are pleased to have found in Carrie a good substitute for Sophia. The weekend is a first both for Carrie and for us as a team. We can hardly wait to finally get started.”

Affalterbach, 28thNovember 2018 – HWA RACELAB’s first outing in the ABB FIA Formula E is gradually getting closer. On December 15, Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne will contest the team’s maiden race in the world’s first all-electric formula racing series at the season opener in Saudi Arabia.

The next premiere for the team from Affalterbach will follow the very next day when 20-year-old junior racing driver Carrie Schreiner makes her debut at the wheel of a Formula E racing car during official testing in Saudi Arabia, replacing Sophia Flörsch, who was due to take part in testing but had an unfortunate accident in Macau and can now no longer be there.

“I’m really looking forward to my first test in a Formula E car,” said Carrie. “Many thanks to HWA RACELAB for giving me this unique opportunity to test a Formula E car in Diriyah, for which I’m very grateful. I’ve driven quite a few racing cars before but am sure I’ll find that sitting behind the wheel of a fully electric formula racing car for the first time will be an absolutely unique experience. Over the next few weeks, I will be fully focused on preparing as much as possible for the test. December 16 can’t come around fast enough...”

Like so many motor racing talents, Carrie started her career in karting, winning the X30 junior category in the 2012 ADAC Kart Masters. For the 2015 season, she switched to the ADAC Formula 4, gaining her first experience of driving a single-seater racing car. She has lined up in a number of series during the past two years, including the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, in which she and team-mate, Axcil Jefferies, became Middle East Champions. In the 2018 season, she also took the overall win in Class 1 (GT3) of the DMV GTC.

“We are pleased to have found in Carrie a good substitute for Sophia and are very pleased to give this young talent the chance to gain her first experience in such an exciting and future-oriented race series as Formula E,” said Ulrich Fritz, CEO of HWA AG. “Carrie has excelled at the wheel of a variety of racing cars over the past few years and I’m sure she’ll quickly find her feet on her debut in an electric formula racing car as well. The weekend is a first both for Carrie and for us as a team. We can hardly wait to finally get started. Still, we are also, of course, thinking of Sophia, for whom we would also like to have made this testing possible. However, the important thing now is that she concentrates on making a speedy recovery. We wish her all the best and get well soon.” 

About HWA AG
HWA AG is an independent, 360° engineering specialist in the fields of automobile racing and high-performance cars. Formed in 1998 by Hans Werner Aufrecht, the company is based in Affalterbach (Germany) and employs roughly 300 highly-qualified members of staff. HWA AG offers all its products and services under the motto ENGINEERING SPEED: The company’s objective is to develop the best possible, high-quality solutions, in order to get its partners and customers to their destination quicker. The portfolio of services ranges from designing all vehicle components to assembling complete cars, together with the relevant logistics, after-sales and support services.

About HWA RACELAB
HWA RACELAB is HWA AG’s operations team in motorsport. It brings together experienced specialists in high-quality race engineering and the associated services, in pursuit of success on the motorsport scene. HWA RACELAB will enter Formula E as a new team in the 2018/19 season, adding a future-oriented string to HWA’s wealth of racetrack expertise. Furthermore, HWA RACELAB will race in the new, international FIA Formula 3 championship in 2019. With eleven Drivers’ titles and over 180 race wins as a works team for Mercedes-AMG in the DTM, the company is one of the most successful players in international motorsport. HWA RACELAB also draws on the company’s other core areas of expertise, such as the development, assembly and running of GT cars for customer racing, as well as the assembly of Formula 3 race engines.

 

Oliver Kapffenstein
Motorsport Communications, Formula E

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Marlene Wieland
Motorsport Communications, Formula E

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