Turvey and Yamamoto Join Formula E in London

by Connor Jackson

Two new drivers have been signed for the final Formula E race of the season in London. Oliver Turvey will race for NEXTEV TCR. While Amlin Aguri recently announced former F1 driver Sakon Yamamoto.

Turvey, who has connections in Formula 1 as the McLaren official test driver has raced in GT’s in recent years, having not raced competitively in single seaters since his GP2 race at Monaco in 2011. He will replace Antonio Garcia who took the seat for the last race in Moscow. In the last race, Garcia finished last on track, while team mate Nelson Piquet Jr. won the race in a stark contrast of speed.

British born Turvey recently competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans where he managed to finish second in his Jota Sport car in the LMP2 category. He raced alongside experienced GP2 driver, Mitch Evans, as well as Simon Dolan who he’s raced alongside for the last three Le Mans.

Meanwhile Amlin Aguri and Formula E will now have a Japanese driver in the car for the first time since the opening race of the year, where Takuma Sato scored two points after setting the fastest lap. The Amlin team have brought Yamamoto in, as to replace Antonio Felix da Costa who will be busy with DTM commitments on the 27th and 28th June.

Since being signed, Yamamoto has taken an early lead in the fanboost standings. While Trulli GP have also yet to announce their replacement for Vitantonio Liuzzi, as the Italian driver has clashing events with the GT Asia Series.

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