Dario Franchitti will join Jack Nicholls, Nicki Shields and Robert Llewellyn in broadcasting the 10 Formula E races during the inaugural 2014-2015 season.
“It is no secret that I have a passion for the history and evolution of motorsports,” says the four-time IndyCar champion in an interview with fiaformulae.com. “To be on the team that will now cover an exciting new racing category is a great honor and I can’t wait to see how the Formula E cars perform when the lights go out in Beijing.”
Scotland’s Dario Franchitti has became a well-known name in the motor racing world during his IndyCar and NASCAR careers. Franchitti announced his retirement from motor racing late last year on doctor’s recommendations after a terrifying crash at Houston.
However, the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner remains deeply involved in the motor racing world and will drive the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 this year.
Franchitti will be a co-commentator during the broadcasts and will join scientist Nicki Shields, who will be presenting and pit reporting during the broadcasts. Jack Nicholls, who has provided commentary feeds for the FIA GT Series, FIA Formula 2 Championship, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Formula 1 will be the lead commentator, while technology and environmental enthusiast Robert Llewellyn will present a series of technical features on Formula E’s YouTube channel.
FOX Sports 1 will have exclusive LIVE coverage of all ten broadcasts during the 2014-2015 season beginning in Beijing on September 13. Click HERE to find out more about the FIA Formula E series.