Brabham gets second straight last-minute Andretti FE call-up

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Andretti Formula E reserve driver Matthew Brabham will make his second straight start in this weekend’s race at Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Like at Malaysia last round, Brabham is getting the call-up to a race seat last minute.

Brabham deputized for Charles Pic there, and he’ll substitute for Pic’s French countryman Franck Montagny this weekend. Montagny tweeted Friday he is not feeling well.

Surprisingly, this makes Brabham the senior driver in the team this weekend. Jean-Eric Vergne makes his FE debut this weekend, in a move announced earlier this week.

Vergne had been due to drive the No. 28 but will now drive the No. 27, Montagny’s car, instead. Brabham will again be in the No. 28.