Andretti Formula E has announced today that Justin Wilson will pilot the No.28 car at next weeks Moscow ePrix. Wilson will take over duties from Scott Speed who has been with the team since Round 5 in Miami.
Most recently driving for Andretti in the Indy 500, Wilson looks to draw upon his diverse racing background as he once again expands his motorsport portfolio:
“I’m looking forward to making my Formula E debut with Andretti. I’ve been following the Championship from the start, and it is a very interesting formula. I appreciate Michael (Andretti) giving me this opportunity. I know there is a lot to learn, but I am excited about this new challenge and looking forward to the Moscow ePrix weekend already!”
A talented racing driver, 36 year old Wilson has won titles throughout his career as he progressed up the ranks from karting to formula cars. In 2003 he made his debut in Formula 1 racing with Minardi, who specifically designed their car around the 6 ft 4 (1.93m) driver! He spent the last five races of the season with Jaguar where he scored his first championship point at the US GP.
Since joining IndyCar in 2008, the Sheffield driver has impressed at road and street circuits; experience which should put him in good stead for Formula E. He won victories at Detroit in 2008, Watkins Glen in 2009 as well as the Texas Motor Speedway in 2012.
Andretti Formula E currently sit 6th in the Constructors Championship, 10 points shy of Virgin Racing. The will be looking to overhaul that deficit as we head in the final 3 rounds of the season and Justin Wilson could well be the driver to help them do it.
The Moscow ePrix takes place on 6th June. Be sure to join us! #DriveTheFuture