Former Monaco Grand Prix winner tests electric single-seater [VIDEO]

Jarno Trulli Formula E

Formula One veteran Jarno Trulli tested the new Formula E single-seater this week ahead of a planned assault on the series.

Trulli contested more than 250 grands prix between 1997 and 2011, including successful stints at Renault and Toyota. The 2004 Monaco Grand Prix winner quit the sport ahead of the 2012 campaign following two difficult seasons with what is now the Caterham squad.

Since then Trulli has had very little motorsport involvement, focussing instead on the vineyard he owns in his native Italy.

However the 39-year-old could soon return to international racing in Formula E, which will see electric-powered single-seaters competing on city streets.

Trulli’s plans for the inaugural season are currently unconfirmed, though reports have suggested that he will form part of the management at a new team contesting the 2014-15 season. The Italian may elect to drive for the squad, or remain solely on the pitwall.

The inaugural Formula E season kicks off in Beijing this September, with later rounds including Miami, Monaco and London