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 (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.