Felix Rosenqvist will return to the Mahindra Racing Formula E team for the 2018/19 season-opening Ad Diriyah ePrix in Saudi Arabia.
Rosenqvist left the Mahindra team at the end of the 2017/18 season after signing a deal to compete in the IndyCar series with Chip Ganassi Racing in ’19 alongside Scott Dixon.
Mahindra announced former Sauber Formula 1 driver Pascal Wehrlein as his the Swede’s replacement, pairing him with Jerome D’Ambrosio in an all-new line-up after Nick Heidfeld stepped back from competing.
Rosenqvist who has driven the Mahindra Gen 2 car is looking forward to being part of the first race with the series new car.
“I’m happy to be back with the guys at Mahindra Racing again for Riyadh,” said Rosenqvist.
“It will be a special occasion, marking the start of an exciting new era for Formula E with the commencement of season five.
“Whilst I didn’t attend the official pre-season test in Valencia, I did a lot of running in the new car during its development stages this summer, so I should be prepared.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to work with the team once again and will do my best to help launch us into the new season with success.”
Werhlein is missing the opening round of the season because he is still part of the Mercedes young driver program which he will not leave until January 2019.