Vergne, Garcia to make Formula E debuts this weekend

BY Samuel Reiman • December 8, 2014

Round 3 of the inaugural FIA Formula E series will take place in Punta del Este this Saturday, with two new names entering the field.

Last week, the announcement was made that three-time class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Antonio Garcia, will be filling in for Ho-Pin Tung at China Racing, as Tung is competing in an endurance race in Abu Dhabi.

F1 star Jean-Eric Vergne, meanwhile, will be Franck Montagny’s third teammate of the year, as Vergne will join Charles Pic and Matthew Brabham on the list of names that have driven the No. 28 car at Andretti Formula E this season.

The 31-lap race will take place on the streets of Punta del Este, Uruguay with the race being shown LIVE at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2 Saturday.

All the drivers will be looking to chase down Lucas di Grassi, who leads the points after a first and a second in the opening two races in Beijing and Putrajaya respectively.

Points as of Round 2:

1. Lucas di Grassi – 43
2. Sam Bird – 40
3. Franck Montagny – 18
4. Nicolas Prost – 18
5. Jerome D’Ambrosio – 18
6. Karun Chandhok – 18
7. Sebastien Buemi – 15
8. Charles Pic – 12
9. Oriol Servia – 12
10. Nelson Piquet – 4
11. Antonio Felix da Costa – 4
12. Jaime Alguersuari – 4
13. Stephane Sarrazin – 2
14. Daniel Abt – 2
15. Takuma Sato – 2
16. Ho-Pin Tung – 0
17. Nick Heidfeld – 0
18. Matthew Brabham – 0
19. Michela Cerruti – 0
20. Bruno Senna – 0
21. Katherine Legge – 0
22. Jarno Trulli – 0


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