Scott Speed to sub for Dario Franchitti on Mexico City Formula E racecast

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Scott Speed will replace Dario Franchitti on the Formula E world broadcast feed for the upcoming March 12 race at Mexico City.

Speed, who has a past podium finish in Formula E on his racing resume at Miami, will take Franchitti’s place as the latter will be at the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Petersburg, Florida that same weekend.

The Formula E race is the fifth of the season.

Speed now races for Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross in the Red Bull Global Rallycross, where he won the 2015 championship.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity and I think it will be a fun experience to see things from the other side of the camera,” Speed said in a series release. “I think Formula E is a great championship, which produces really exciting races, and I can’t wait to get involved in the build-up to the race in Mexico City!”

Franchitti is expected to be back behind the microphone for the Formula E race in Long Beach on April 2, the only race in the series on U.S. soil with Miami’s departure from the calendar.

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