Ma Qing Hua will become the first Chinese driver to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship after penning a deal with Team Aguri team for this weekend's Paris ePrix.

A former Caterham F1 reserve driver, Ma has more recently found success in the World Touring Car Championship, where he was a multiple race winner for the factory Citroen team.

Ma's will return to single-seater competition at the inaugural Paris ePrix this weekend for Team Aguri, a move that is set to precede the team's planned takeover by an investment firm with Chinese credentials.

"Joining Team Aguri is a great opportunity for me and I am very excited to be racing in Formula E, as the series has attracted some of the best drivers from around the world."

"I'm looking forward to racing in a single seater series again and to managing the unique demands of a Formula E car, which is renowned for its handling and energy management demands."

With Ma replacing Salvador Duran in the team and racing alongside DTM driver Antonio Felix da Costa, team principal Mark Preston is proud to be welcoming Hua to the team.

"We'd like to thank Salvador for his commitment to the team and his hard work in developing the car. We wish him the very best in his future career."

"Ma has shown his prowess in tin tops and we are excited to give him the opportunity to return to single seater racing as we drive the team forward."

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