Paul di Resta gets Jaguar Formula E test in Marrakesh

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Paul di Resta has put to rest his hopes of racing with Williams in F1 this year, but the Scot could soon open a new chapter of his racing career with Jaguar in Formula E.

Di Resta, who subbed at Williams for a sick Felipe Massa at the Hungarian GP last summer, is no longer in contention for a seat at the British outfit which has yet to choose between Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica for 2018.

The Mercedes DTM stalwart has however drawn interest from the Jaguar Formula E squad which will give the Scot a run in its car on January 14 in Marrakesh, after the all-electric series' second event next week.

Formula V8 3.5 winner Pietro Fittipaldi will also be on hand to test the Jaguar team's electric charger.

"I am really looking forward to my first taste of Formula E and the Jaguar I-type 2," said the Scot who will head to Morocco after completing this weekend's test at Daytona with United Autosport, a prelude to the Rolex 24 in which di Resta will race at the end of the month.

"It is a perfect opportunity, at the right time of year to have a go. It will be an intensive day of testing in Marrakesh but I'm sure I can give some positive feedback to the team."

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