Formula E is the latest attempt to make electric racing widespread and more accessible for the fans, and since receiving FIA backing has gone from strength to strength. Led by CEO Alejandro Agag, the series is set to get underway later this year in Beijing and will race across the winter.
Instead of a ‘normal’ driver market, Formula E has created a “drivers’ club”, from which drivers are selected to race for the teams that have signed up for the series. It had already attracted some big names including Vitantonio Liuzzi, Sebastien Buemi, Narain Karthikeyan and even Ben Collins, who once served as The Stig on BBC’s Top Gear.
However today, the series made its biggest announcement to date as Sam Bird, Jarno Trulli, Nick Heidfeld and Jerome d’Ambrosio were confirmed as members of the drivers’ club.
The Trulli Train might be returning to a TV screen near you…
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