Alex Lynn has been confirmed as Nelson Piquet Jr's replacement at Panasonic Jaguar Racing for the rest of the 2018-19 FIA Formula E season. 

The Briton's arrival in time for the upcoming Rome E-Prix follows the earlier announcement on Thursday that Piquet had split from Jaguar by mutual agreement six races into the campaign following a poor run of results. 

Lynn made his Formula E debut at the 2017 New York E-Prix and claimed a stunning pole position on his debut before landing a full-time seat with the DS Virgin squad for season four, finishing the 2017-18 season 16th in the standings having scored 17 points with a best result of sixth place achieved in Punta del Este. 

Season one champion Piquet had managed just a single point this season at the Saudi Arabia opener and sits 20th in the drivers' championship, while former teammate Mitch Evans - 11th in the standings - has recorded 36 points and has finished inside the top ten at every round so far this campaign. 

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“Following discussions after Sanya, Nelson and ourselves have reflected on the position of the team. Regrettably, it has been agreed that he will leave Panasonic Jaguar Racing and take up other opportunities he has been offered," said team director James Barclay. 

"We made a big step forward when Nelson joined us in season 4, and he achieved some strong results for the team, but recent results have not met his or the team’s expectations.

"We want to take this opportunity to thank Nelson for all the hard work he has put in since joining us ahead of season 4; he has contributed a significant amount into the development of the car and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Piquet, who joined the British outfit ahead of season four and finished ninth in the championship in his first campaign with the team, will return to racing in the Brazilian Stock Car championship. 

“I have enjoyed working with Panasonic Jaguar Racing over the past season and a half but results in season 5 have not met the collective expectations of myself and the team," Piquet admitted.  

"I begin my Stock Car Brazil season in a week and a half and that will be my focus in 2019. I am still very passionate about Formula E having been involved since the start and winning the inaugural championship. I wish Jaguar Racing the very best for the rest of the season.”

 

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