Matthew Brabham, grandson of Formula One legend Sir Jack Brabham, will make his debut Formula E race appearance at this weekend’s Putrajaya ePrix.
The American-Australian racer will drive alongside Franck Montagny for Andretti Autosport, as predicted by Formula Future in August, having inherited Charles Pic’s seat for the second round of the championship. Pic, in the meantime, will be carrying out testing duties for the Lotus F1 Team in Abu Dhabi.
Brabham will become the youngest driver to line up on the Formula E grid at the tender age of 20 – an accolade that he will no doubt proudly add to his growing collection, which includes the 2013 Pro Mazda Championship and 2012 US F2000 National Championship titles.
Brabham, who usually drives for the Andretti Formula E team’s sister entry in the Indy Lights series, has already driven a Formula E all-electric single-seater earlier this year in the pre-season Donington Park tests.
The Putrajaya ePrix brings a long-awaited end to the two-month gap in the Formula E calendar, with the previous race, the Beijing ePrix, having entertained audiences worldwide back in September.
Image credit: Matthew Brabham