Esteban Gutierrez will be driving in Formula E for a select few races of Season Three, including his home race in Mexico City.
Gutierrez lost his Haas F1 seat to Kevin Magnussen at the end of the 2016 season, but has been announced as Formula E’s latest driver to join from the pinnacle of motorsport.
The announcement was made at a press conference in Mexico City with Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa in attendance.
“I’m very happy to be here and to finally make the announcement of my future plans,” Gutierrez said.
“I feel very grateful with Alejandro and Alberto, which we both know each other for a very long time and that now we can work together in this new path, for my career which I see it with a huge potential to keep growing, and I think it’s going to be a fantastic compliment to work together and try to work together to reach a lot of success.”
It is as yet unclear as to which team Gutierrez will be racing for, although the current favourite is Dragon Racing as Loic Duval is due to miss the Paris and Brussels ePrix due to clashes with his DTM commitments.
Gutierrez will make his debut at the Mexico City ePrix on April 1, and will also race at the inaugural New York ePrix on July 15/16; a race where multiple wild card appearances are expected due to a clash with the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Nurburgring, which several Formula E drivers will also be racing in.
The twenty-five year old is also looking at available teams to remain in the all-electric series for Season Four.