Piquet Jr joins Jaguar for 2017-18 Season

Panasonic Jaguar Racing have signed Nelson Piquet Jr to drive alongside Mitch Evans for the 2017-18 season.

The inaugural Formula E champion makes the switch to the British squad after two disappointing seasons at NIO, where he struggled to repeat the form of his title winning season.

Although Jaguar’s debut season also saw them struggle as they finished last in the team’s championship, Piquet clearly believes the resources of the British car maker are a better bet for getting a car capable of challenging at the front of the grid.

The Brazilian replaces Adam Carroll, who will now be looking for a new drive after he failed to live up to the performances of team-mate Evans.

The team made the announcement at the launch of their season two challenger, the I-TYPE II.

It will run the logos of new sponsors, GKN and Viessmann, with Ho-Pin Tung retained as the team’s third driver.

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