has announced an all-new driver lineup for the 2018/19 Formula E season, with former Manor and Sauber F1 driver partnering with ex-Dragon driver Jerome d’Ambrosio.

The Indian team required two new drivers for this season after Swede Felix Rosenqvist signed a deal to race in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi, while veteran has stepped down from his race driver duties to take on a new advisory role with the team.

Ex-F1 racer Wehrlein joins after severing ties with Mercedes last month. At 23, the German will be the second-youngest driver on the Formula E grid this season, but has a strong CV following his time in F1, and was also crowned DTM’s youngest ever champion in 2015.

Wehrlein said of his move to Formula E, “I’m very happy to be joining Mahindra Racing. I had the first meeting with Dilbagh in the summer and met the team for the first time at a test event. It’s a small team but with really high ambitions and I have the same high ambitions.

“I want to achieve the best possible results and I have a feeling the team is the right environment for me. I’m looking forward to the season and I will give my best.”

D’Ambrosio joins after a four-season spell with Dragon during which he achieved seven podiums including two race wins, seven podiums. The Belgian had been linked to the team since announcing that he would leave Dragon towards the end of last season and has already tested the team’s Gen2 car prior to its public debut in Valencia this week.

“I’m super excited to join Mahindra Racing. I’ve known some people in the team for more than ten years and haven’t managed to work together with them yet and now we are going to have that opportunity, which is a great prospect,” said d’Ambrosio,

“I think we have a great team and a really dedicated bunch of people with the possibility of doing something great so I am really motivated to make sure that we achieve the results that the team deserves.”

Former race driver Heidfeld will continue to act as the team’s official test and reserve driver and will combine an advisory role with team alongside a new role as a development consultant for Italian car design firm Automobili Pininfarina.

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