Esteban Gutierrez will make his FIA Formula E Championship debut on home soil in Mexico with the TECHEETAH team, it has been confirmed.

The 25 year-old has been without a drive since he lost his seat with Haas at the end of the 2016 F1 season, but in the week the 2017 campaign kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix, Gutierrez will return to action in the all-electric single-seater series.

Though Gutierrez's intentions to race in FE were revealed earlier this year, this is the first official confirmation of him joining the Chinese TECHEETAH outfit in place of Ma Qing Hua.

He will make his debut on home soil in the Mexico ePrix and will continue alongside fellow ex-F1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne for the remainder of the season.

"I'm very grateful to join TECHEETAH, a team with real competitiveness. After four years of an incredible experience in F1, I'm now taking a step forward into the future of motorsports. I am especially excited about my debut race at the Julius Baer Mexico City ePrix. Hopefully I can put on a good show for the passionate home fans."

Gutierrez is the latest in a long line of drivers finding refuge in Formula E following F1, including Sebastien Buemi, Nick Heidfeld, Lucas di Grassi and Nelson Piquet Jr

 

Comments

Loading Comments...