Sheffield-born IndyCar racing driver Justin Wilson will replace Scott Speed for Andretti in Moscow next week.
Most recently seen behind the wheel of Andretti’s Rolling Stones-themed Indianapolis 500 entry, Wilson hopes to use his diverse racing background as he expands his motorsport portfolio.
“I’m looking forward to making my Formula E debut with Andretti,” said Wilson. “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!”
Since joining the IndyCar Series in 2008, the driver from Sheffield, England has been very impressive in street and road course events. He claimed IndyCar victories at Detroit in 2008 and Watkins Glen in 2009 – giving Dale Coyne Racing the team’s first IndyCar win. Wilson has also shown continued strength on oval circuits and won at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012.