Carrie Schreiner will drive for HWA Racelab at the Formula E test following the inaugural Ad Diriyah E-Prix, having been confirmed as stand-in for the injured Sophia Flörsch.

The 20-year-old German, who took the overall win in Glass 1 (GT3) of the DMV GTC in this year’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, will get her first taste of driving Formula E machinery with the Mercedes-affiliated squad in the test on December 16, a day after the 2018/19 season opener in Saudi Arabia.

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

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“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.”

HWA confirmed it had originally planned to run European Formula 3 driver Flörsch in the test but she has been side-lined after sustaining a spinal fracture in a horrific crash during the Macau Grand Prix.

Flörsch underwent successful surgery and has since flown home to Germany, where she will continue her recovery.

“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,” HWA CEO Ulrich Fritz added.

“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.”

The full line-up for the Saudi Arabia test can be found here