F1 racer joins 'innovative' Formula E

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  • Esteban Gutierrez to race in Formula E
  • Former F1 to appear at Mexico City ePrix

After leaving the Haas team at the end of last year, the Mexican will feature at a few select Formula E events during the remainder of the current campaign and is in talks with a number of teams to secure a place on the grid for the start of the 2017-2018 season.

Formula E organizers said Gutierrez would “get behind the wheel of a fully-electric car” at the Mexico City ePrix on April 1 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and the inaugural New York City ePrix in July.

“I have been very impressed at how the category has grown,” the 25-year-old Gutierrez told reporters in Mexico City Monday.

“Electric cars are the future of mobility in the cities, so it is a very interesting way of how the innovation is being pushed through the category. I’m delighted to…

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