Franck Montagny to race for Andretti in Formula E

Franck Montagny will race in the inaugural Formula E series with the Andretti Autosport team, the American squad announced on Thursday

Franck Montagny to race for Andretti in Formula E

The Frenchman, who raced with the team in the Indianapolis road course round of the IndyCar series earlier this month, is the first driver signed by Andretti for Formula E.

Montagny's relationship with Andretti dates back to 2008, when he raced with it in the American Le Mans Series. He also made his IndyCar debut with the team in 2009.

"It is a great honour to be racing again with Andretti Autosport and Michael Andretti," said Montagny.

"I worked a great deal with the team in 2008 and 2009, and again this year, and working together on this new electric challenge will be exciting.

"I am convinced that this new fully-electric technology in the automotive industry will become a very important characteristic of our day to day lives in the future.

"This high-level racing competition will very quickly bring new technical developments just as Formula 1 did in the past for everyday automobiles."

Montagny, 36, is the seventh driver to be confirmed for the first Formula E series, which kicks off in Beijing in September.

Drivers confirmed so far:

Audi Sport Abt
Lucas di Grassi/Daniel Abt

Virgin Racing
Jaime Alguersuari/Sam Bird

Mahindra Racing
Bruno Senna/Karun Chandhok

Andretti Autosport
Franck Montagny

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