Formula E: Liuzzi, Pic in for Cerruti, Tung at Miami


Two more FIA Formula E teams will have different lineups at this weekend’s Miami ePrix compared to the most recent round in Argentina in January.

The Trulli team announced Michela Cerruti would be withdrawing her participation for professional reasons. Cerruti failed to score a point in four races, and posted a best finish of 12th in Round 3 at Uruguay.

In her place is Vitantonio Liuzzi, who has most recently competed with the Lotus LMP1 team.

“I’m very happy about this nice opportunity to race with Jarno,” Liuzzi said, via the official Formula E website. “I was here on holiday when I got a call from Jarno asking if I wanted to race for the team, of course I said yes.”

Liuzzi is, interestingly, the fifth ex-Scuderia Toro Rosso driver in the field.

Others include Sebastien Buemi (e.Dams), Jaime Alguersuari (Virgin), Scott Speed and Jean-Eric Vergne (Andretti).

Meanwhile China Racing will have Charles Pic fill in for Ho-Pin Tung this weekend. This is the second race Tung has missed this season; Antonio Garcia made his series debut in Uruguay over the winter.

Pic raced the season opening round for Andretti in China, starting seventh and finishing fourth.

All told, four teams have made driver swaps heading into the weekend. The Liuzzi and Pic additions follow from Dragon Racing adding Loic Duval in place of Oriol Servia, and Andretti naming Speed to fill in for Marco Andretti.