Kamui Kobayashi will make his Formula E debut next month when he suits up for Andretti in the Season Four season-opener in Hong Kong.
Kobayashi, who made 76 F1 starts with Toyota, Sauber and Caterham before joining Toyota’s WEC program, will drive the team’s No.27 entry on December 2 and 3.
“We are very fortunate to have a driver of Kobayashi’s caliber in the No. 27 MS&AD Andretti car to start the season in Hong Kong,” said Andretti Formula E CEO Michael Andretti.
“He has shown what he can do in both Formula 1 and WEC, making Formula E a perfect next step.”
Kobayashi currently dovetails his WEC duties with a full-time Super Formula campaign, and said that he is looking forward to adding Formula E to his resume.
“Andretti is one of the world’s most popular racing families and I am so excited to have my Formula E debut race under his name,” he said.
“I will be going to the race weekend without testing which is not an easy thing to be honest, but the team has been giving me all the support so no worrying at all and I am really looking forward to having good races there.”