After making a brief debut at the close of Season 8 in Seoul, Sacha Fenestraz graduates to a full-time drive in Formula E, after test and reserve driver responsibilities in the paddock.
Born in France, Fenestraz grew up in Argentina where he dominated the national karting scenes in both countries before moving into French Formula F4, Formula Renault and FIA Formula 3, where he continued to find success in the junior categories. Fenestraz demonstrated some street racing prowess in his early days with victory at Monaco, Pau and the gruelling barrier-lined roads of Macau.
Moving to Japan, he secured the Japanese Formula 3 title at his first attempt, joining future Formula E rival Nick Cassidy as another driver to take the championship in their rookie season.
Since then the French-Argentine driver has carved an impressive name for himself in Japan, with success across both the Super Formula and Super GT500 championships. With 12 podium finishes across the single-seater and sports car categories, ultimately showcasing his versatile skills behind the wheel.
The Frenchman has dipped his toe into the world of all-electric street racing, having completed the 2020 Marrakesh Rookie Test for Jaguar, ending the sampler session with the 10th quickest overall time and earning a full-time role as the British manufacturer's test and reserve driver. He also made a brief appearance in Season 8, answering the call by Dragon to replace the injured Antonio Giovinazzi.
With Nissan stepping in completely take over the reins of their Formula E entry for Season 9 they have selected Fenestraz to partner the returning Norman Nato, with an impressive all-new line-up to tackle the new Gen3 era.