Drayson Racing has been replaced by TrulliGP for the inaugural all-electric Formula E season. The new team will be managed by Formula 1 winner Jarno Trulli who will also drive one of his cars during the season.
The 39-year-old Italian is the eighth driver (in a field of 20) to have a confirmed ride for the inaugural 2014-2015 season.
According to FIAFormulaE.com, Drayson Technologies will be entering into a supply and sponsorship arrangement with TrulliGP Formula E Team to be the squad’s principal technology partner, which will allow Drayson to work on electric-car technology for the future.
“I am pleased that the FIA selected TrulliGP to be part of the FIA Formula E Championship,” said Jarno Trulli in an interview with FIAFormulaE.com. ”Having gained fantastic experience as a driver in Formula 1, my involvement in the FIA Formula E Championship will certainly be a new challenge, not only as a driver but also as a team owner.
“Competing at the highest level of performance with a clean energy car with the support of Drayson Technologies makes this challenge even more exciting. I am very pleased to be a pioneer of this new Formula E project.”
The following drivers now have confirmed rides for the inaugural Formula E season:
- Andretti Autosport: Franck Montagny
- Audi Sport ABT: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi
- Mahindra Racing: Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna
- TrulliGP: Jarno Trulli
- Virgin Racing: Jaime Alguersuari and Sam Bird
FOX Sports 1 will have exclusive LIVE coverage of all ten races in the inaugural FIA Formula E series beginning in Beijing on September 13.
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