Piquet Jr. secures China Racing seat
21 August 2014 – Nelson Piquet Jr. has claimed a seat at China Racing for the inaugural Formula E season.
The Brazilian, who previously raced in Formula 1 with Renault, is the first driver to be confirmed by the team.
"I've 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 Jr., a regular in the NASCAR Truck and Nationwide Series since departing F1 – leading to his Sprint Cup debut earlier this month – and the current leader of the Global RallyCross Championship.
"To be a driver in the very first Formula E championship is a great honour as it's a very interesting new concept."
Aside from the China Racing vacancy, there is just one more spot on the 2014/15 grid, at Andretti Autosport.