Former Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez to contest remainder of Formula E season

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Former Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez will contest the remainder of the Formula E season with the Techeetah team.

Gutierrez lost his seat to Kevin Magnussen after a scoreless 2016 and failed to secure another drive in F1 ahead of the new campaign. In January he announced he would compete at the Mexico City ePrix, albeit without confirming which team it would be for.

The Mexican driver's plans were revealed on Monday -- he will drive the remaining nine races for the Techeetah team, where he replace Ma Qing Hua and partner fellow Formula One alumni Jean-Eric Vergne. The first of those races will be his home event in Mexico, which runs on a modified version of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez which will host the Mexican Grand Prix later this year.

"I'm very grateful to join Techeetah, a team with real competitiveness," Gutierrez said. "After four years of an incredible experience in F1, I'm now taking a step forward into the future of motorsports.

"I am especially excited about my debut race at the Mexico City ePrix. Hopefully I can put on a good show for the passionate home fans."