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Beitske Visser
Beitske Visser 2018.jpg
Driver Details
Nationality Dutch Flag.png Dutch
Date of Birth 10 March 1995
Date of Death
Experience GP3 Series
ADAC Formel Masters
Formula E Career
Tests 1
Début Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2018 Ad Diriyah Test
Teams
Current Season
Team Flag of Germany.png BMW i Andretti Motorsport
Role Test/Reserve driver

Beitske Visser (born 10 March 1995 in Dronten, Netherlands) is a Dutch racing driver, who is listed as a test and reserve driver for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team in the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] A former racer in the GP3 Series and Formula Renault 3.5, Visser joined FE in the drive to employ female racers, getting her first public taste of an FE car during the 2018 Ad Diriyah Test.[2]

Background

Visser began her career in karting in 2007, rising through the ranks to graduate to the KZ1 category in 2011.[3] Tenth in the European Championship that season promoted Visser to move into the ADAC Formel Masters in 2012, with an excellent debut campaign seeing Visser claim two wins.[3] The Dutch racer was subsequently inducted into the Red Bull Junior Team for 2013, although she was to be dropped at the end of the season after finishing eighth in Formel Masters for the second successive season.[3]

GPs and GTs

Visser moved to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014, although she would only manage a handful of points finishes.[3] Visser also debuted in the GP3 Series, although failed to score in either of her two races.[3] A very similar season followed in 2015, before Visser finally became a regular scorer in FR3.5 in 2016, prompting BMW to induct her into their BMW Junior Driver programme.[4]

Her move to the BMW Junior squad followed a decision to move into the GT4 category, with Visser taking a seat in the GT4 European Series Southern Cup.[3] Visser moved into the full GT4 European Series in 2018 with her BMW backing, claiming two wins en-route to sixth in the series.[3] Visser also attempted to reinvigorate her single-seater career, qualifying for the final stages of a seat in the W Series in early 2019.[5]

Formula E History

Visser's first involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship would come at the start of the 2018/19 season, with the Dutch racer listed as a test/reserve driver for BMW i Andretti Motorsport.[1] She duly made her FE debut at the 2018 Ad Diriyah Test, partnering Alexander Sims although her running was curtailed when Sims took over the car in the afternoon.[6] Visser would continue to serve as the team's test/reserve driver for the rest of the season, although it was fellow reserve Bruno Spengler who would run at the 2019 Rookie Test.[7]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Beitske Visser's career in Formula E in statistical form:

Beitske Visser's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2018/19 Flag of Germany.png BMW i Andretti Motorsport[1] 28 BMW iFE.18 Test/Reserve driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Darshan Chokhani, 'VISSER, SPENGLER NAMED BMW ANDRETTI 2018/19 FORMULA E RESERVE', formularapida.net, (Formula Rapida S.L., 08/12/2018), http://formularapida.net/visser-spengler-named-bmw-andretti-2018-19-formula-e-reserve/, (Accessed 09/12/2018)
  2. Sam Smith, 'Female Drivers Poised for Formula E Test in Riyadh', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 16/07/2018), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/female-drivers-poised-for-formula-e-test-in-riyadh/, (Accessed 17/07/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Vis
  4. David Gruz, 'Former Red Bull junior Visser joins BMW junior programme', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 08/06/2017), https://www.motorsport.com/gt/news/former-red-bull-junior-visser-joins-bmw-junior-programme-915576/915576/?s=1, (Accessed 20/02/2019)
  5. 'W Series name 28 drivers through to the next stage', wseries.com, (W Series Limited, 28/01/2019), https://wseries.com/w-hub/w-series-name-28-drivers-through-to-the-next-stage/, (Accessed 20/02/2019)
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named AdTest18R
  7. 'Nico Muller tops the times in Marrakesh rookie test for second year in succession', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/01/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/january/nico-muller-tops-the-times-in-marrakesh-rookie-test-for-second-year-in-succession, (Accessed 16/01/2019)
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