J.R. Hildebrand was announced today as one of 16 drivers identified as potential Formula E contenders. He joins Indycar drivers Marco Andrett, Sebastian Bourdais, and Oriol Servia as a member of the inital ″Formula E Drivers' Club″. It is expected that he will have an early opportunity to test the Championship's Spark-Renault car.
Per RACER ″Although driver signing decisions will remain down to the individual Formula E teams, the series has established a ″Drivers' Club″ scheme to draw up a list of potential candidates, all of whom will have early opportunities to test the championship's Spark-Renault car.
Ex-F1 names Super Aguri and Virgin are among the 10 teams committed to the 2014/15 series, alongside IndyCar front-runner Andretti Autosport, a collaboration between four-time F1 champion Alain Prost and DAMS, and a partnership between sportscar firm Venturi and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Formula E's first race will take place in Beijing on Sept. 13 this year″