Envision Virgin Racing has signed Nick Cassidy for the seventh season of the all-electric championship after the team had to replace Sam Bird who left for Jaguar Racing.
Cassidy, the reigning Super Formula champion joins the British team on a multi-year agreement alongside Robin Frijns.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to be joining Formula E and Envision Virgin Racing from next season,” said
Cassidy. “The team is one of the most successful on the grid, have a great set-up and facilities, and have continually impressed me since I joined them for the rookie test back in March.”
The 25-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand, is widely regarded as one of the most promising talents in
motorsport having already completed the ‘triple crown’ of titles in Japanese motorsport (Formula 3, Super GT and
Super Formula), as well as becoming one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Toyota Racing Series.
“Racing in Japan has been an amazing experience and I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to achieve so
much in a short space of time, but I feel it’s now time for the next challenge,” added Cassidy.
Cassidy set a new lap record at the Marrakesh E-Prix on his maiden Formula E outing during a rookie test
with the team back in March, in which he comfortably topped the timesheets. The Kiwi was also delighted to add his name to one of the most competitive grids in motorsport.
“All drivers know the depth and quality of the field in Formula E is among the best in the world, so it is great to be adding my name to this roster.”