Nelson Piquet Jr. Joins Panasonic Jaguar Racing

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Nelson Piquet Jr. will drive for Jaguar next season in Formula E competition. (Andrew Ferraro/LAT for Jaguar photo)

WHITLEY, England — Panasonic Jaguar Racing officials announced FIA Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr. as the newest member of the team at an exclusive live show hosted at Jaguar’s U.K. Design headquarters.

Piquet will join Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Ho-Pin Tung this month for the team’s second season in Formula E. The addition of the defending champion to the driver line-up will put the team in a strong position for the start of season four when official testing gets underway in Valencia next month.

“It’s a great honour to join Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Jaguar has such a strong history in motorsport and it’s an exciting time to become part of the team,” said Piquet. “Their commitment to electric motorsport is inspiring and I’m looking forward to working with the team.”

The announcement was made at Jaguar’s live RE:CHARGE event alongside the reveal of the team’s new racecar.

“We are hugely excited to have Nelson on board for season four. Mitch was one of the outstanding rookies of the season with some great qualifying and race performances,” said team director James Barclay. “With our new driver line-up, we are aiming to be a strong challenger on the grid, regularly competing for points.”

“We have taken a lot of learnings from season three and the team have been working extremely hard throughout the off-season, focusing on the design and development of the new Jaguar I-TYPE 2.”

Panasonic Jaguar Racing will return to the streets in the first race of season four of the Formula E street racing series in Hong Kong, Dec. 2-3.

CREDIT: Panasonic Jaguar Racing

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