Lapierre set for Aguri Formula E test

Motorsport.com can reveal that Nicolas Lapierre will test for Team Aguri in next week's second official Formula E pre-season test at Donington Park.

Ex-Toyota factory driver Lapierre, 31, will appear in one of the team's Spark-Renault machines on Monday in what would be his first single-seater outing since 2008.

Motorsport.com understands that the team is also in advanced negotiations with another well known French driver to test the car next week, while the Anglo-Japanese squad is evaluating several drivers for its season two line-up in the championship.

"I'm very excited about testing the Team Aguri Formula E car," said Lapierre. "I had the chance to work on hybrid system for the past few years [with Toyota] but this is another step and I'm looking forward driving this 100 percent electric car.

"The level of drivers and teams is very high. I watched many of season one races and I've seen some great racing."

Alongside KCMG teammates Matt Howson and Richard Bradley, Lapierre took LMP2 class honours in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Prior to his spell as a Toyota LMP driver, Lapierre was also instrumental in Team France winning the inaugural A1GP championship in 2005-6, and was also a race winner in Formula 3 and GP2 in a single-seater career spanning eight years.

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Series Formula E
Drivers Nicolas Lapierre
Teams Team Aguri
Article type Breaking news