Current Formula E WDC leader Nelson Piquet Jr has signed a new long term contract with his current outfit NEXTEV Team China Racing committing his future to the sport.
“I am very happy to confirm that I will be racing with NEXTEV TCR in Formula E for the foreseeable future,” he said. “We have had some amazing results together this season and as we build our experience together we are looking to grow as a force in this championship and be consistent championship contenders. I have loved racing in Formula E, I think it’s an exciting place to be in racing. The grid is strong, the car technology will keep developing and we’re offering something really exciting for fans racing in cities. For now our focus turns to the remainder of this season and aiming for the title in London next week.”
Team principal of NEXTEV TCR, Steven Lu, had this to say:
“I am delighted to continue working with the most talented driver in Formula E. I knew Nelson since the start of my A1 Team China in A1GP 2005, and he impressed us by winning first ever A1GP race in Brands Hatch. When I saw the smiles from my engineers after the pre-season tests in Donington, I believed Nelson would bring maximum efforts to be the winner of Formula E inaugural season. With strong support from NEXTEV, Campos Racing, Omni Gear, Henkel and other partners, we are very close to finishing in style in both the team and driver championships. Nelson will also be the key to the success of our future powertrain development and industrial plan. We all believe electric cars are the future, and we are winning from the very beginning.”
Formula E Championship rival and fellow Brazilian, Lucas Di Grassi extended his contract with ABT Racing earlier in the season at the Monaco Grand Prix. With Nelson Piquet Jr now committing to the sport, it looks as though he’s as keen to see the story of the season, #BattleBrazil continue on into the future.
It’s a huge boost to have such well known, talented and exciting drivers put their faith in this new electric racing series and can only help in attracting more drivers and viewers.
The Formula E championship comes to a close with a double header in London on the 27th and 28th of June at Battersea Park.
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