Formula E: Marco Andretti to make Formula E debut

Veteran Verizon IndyCar Series' driver Marco Andretti will make his FIA Formula E Championship debut on Jan. 10 in Argentina in the No. 28 Andretti Autosport-prepared car.

Formula E is the FIA spec series for electric single-seaters.

“Having never been in the car, it's a bit of an unfamiliar situation for me but the team's pace looks solid enough for a great result," said Andretti, whose last seat time in a race car was the Verizon IndyCar Series 2014 season finale in August at Auto Club Speedway. "I like unknown situations; I'm up for the task.”

The third-generation racer will be the only American competing on the 12-turn circuit at Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires.

Former Toro Rosso F1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne will pilot the No. 27 car for the team, which is fifth in the championship standings through three rounds.

Marco Andretti replaces Franck Montagny at Andretti Autosport after the French racing driver was suspended from competition after testing positive for cocaine use.


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