Nelson Piquet Jr secures Formula E drive with China Racing

Former grand prix driver Nelson Piquet Jr will compete in the inaugural Formula E championship for China Racing

Nelson Piquet Jr secures Formula E drive with China Racing

The Brazilian driver has been pursuing a career in America since leaving Formula 1 in 2009, competing in NASCAR Truck and Nationwide Series as well as making his Sprint Cup debut at Watkins Glen earlier this month.

Piquet, who is also currently the Global Rallycross championship leader, participated in the final FE pre-season at Donington Park with the Campos Racing-run Chinese squad, with whom he will be racing for in the series.

"I have always enjoyed the challenge of racing in a variety of formulas, so I'm delighted to be able to drive in Formula E," said Piquet.

"To be a driver in the very first Formula E championship is a great honour as it's a very interesting new concept in motorsport.

"I'm delighted to be participating with Team China Racing who are looking to establish themselves in the sport."

Joining him at China Racing will be sometime GP2 racer Ho-Pin Tung, while Antonio Garcia will act as the team's reserve driver.

Formula E Drivers:

Audi Sport Abt
Lucas di Grassi/Daniel Abt

Virgin Racing
Jaime Alguersuari/Sam Bird

Mahindra Racing
Bruno Senna/Karun Chandhok

Andretti Autosport
Franck Montagny

TrulliGP
Jarno Trulli/Michela Cerruti

Venturi Grand Prix
Nick Heidfeld/Stephane Sarrazin

Aguri
Katherine Legge/Antonio Felix da Costa

e.dams
Sebastien Buemi/Nicolas Prost

Dragon Racing
Mike Conway/Jerome d'Ambrosio

China Racing
Nelson Piquet Jr/Ho-Pin Tung

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