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Formula E: Nelson Piquet Jr to race for China Racing

From press release

China Racing has today announced the signing of Red Bull Global Rallycross leader Nelson Piquet Jr and Chinese motorsport star Ho-Pin Tung as its driver line-up for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship.

Formula E is the FIA’s new fully electric single-seater championship designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fan.

Nelson Piquet Jr
Nelson Piquet Jr (Photo: WRI2)

Nelson Piquet Jr is the son of three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet and has experience in a variety of top motorsport categories including British Formula 3, A1GP, GP2, NASCAR and Formula 1 where he raced for the Renault F1 Team in 2008 and 2009.

The Brazilian is also currently leading the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship.

Ho-Pin Tung was the first Chinese driver to test a Formula 1 car, testing for Williams F1 in 2003, in addition to testing for Renault in 2009.