Image credit: Mike Conway.
Mike Conway will replace Jacques Villeneuve at the Venturi Formula E team for the rest of the 2015-16 season.
The Toyota LMP1 driver will partner his Toyota team-mate, Stephane Sarrazin at Venturi from the Buenos Aires ePrix onwards.
It won’t be the first time the Englishman has experienced a Formula E car, he previously tested for Dragon Racing in pre-season testing for the 2014/15 season.
Conway said, “‘Venturi is a top team in Formula E so it’s great to be able to join. The series is innovative and quite unique.
“It is quickly growing momentum and it’s attractive to a lot of manufacturers to showcase their technologies, so it’s exciting to be a part of the series.
The former Indy car driver has a brilliant record on street circuits, which has included wins in Macau, Detroit, Toronto and Long Beach.
“I have always liked street circuits, they are very challenging compared to a normal circuit.” said Conway
“They are normally very bumpy and have different grip levels throughout the lap so they are a lot of fun.”
The 32 year-old will join fellow Brits, Oliver Turvey and fellow WEC driver Sam Bird on the grid in Argentina.