Following the recent announcements of Simona de Silvestro and Sakon Yamamoto lining up for the season finale in London, the series has revealed that Oliver Turvey will also be competing in the event.
A longtime Formula One test driver for McLaren, Turvey has raced (and won) in a variety of motorsports disciplines, from GP2 to Le Mans (where he took the LMP2 class victory last year). He also won the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 2006.
He'll be driving for the NextEV TCR team in the double-header London ePrix at the end of this month alongside current frontrunner Nelson Piquet Jr. Turvey is filling a seat previously occupied this season by Ho-Pin Tung, Antonio García, and Charles Pic.
China|18 Jun 15
McLaren Formula 1 test driver Oliver Turvey will make his Formula E debut for NEXTEV TCR in the Visa London ePrix double-header on June 27/28.
Turvey – a winner of the prestigious McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award – will race alongside championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr as the Brazilian aims to secure the inaugural Formula E title.
Although Turvey has tested for McLaren already this season, his last race in a single-seater was in GP2 in 2011. Since then he has raced in GTs, Sportscars and the Japanese Super GT series alongside his F1 testing duties.
Turvey, who was backed by the Racing Steps Foundation in his junior career, is the fourth driver to partner Piquet, following on from Ho-Pin Tung, Antonio Garcia and Charles Pic.