Mahindra Racing has signed Jerome d’Ambrosio for the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship, e-racing365 can reveal.
The Belgian is likely to be formally announced by the Indian team ahead of the official pre-season test at Valencia which gets underway on Tuesday.
E-racing365 discovered last month that the 32-year-old was in line to join the team after he tested its Gen 2 development car extensively throughout August and September.
He competed for Dragon in every season since the series’ inception in 2014, scoring two wins and a handful of podium finishes in the process.
His deal with Mahindra is understood to be a single-season contract.
The current favorite driver to become his teammate is Pascal Wehrlein, who tested the M5Electro development car for several days last month.
He is also expected to attend the Valencia test this week and a potential deal for him to race alongside d’Ambrosio is expected to also be confirmed.
A team announcement is believed to have been delayed at the behest of Mercedes, with Wehrlein competing with the brand in DTM for the final time at the Hockenheimring this weekend.
Mahindra’s 2017-18 driver Nick Heidfeld is expected to be retained as test and reserve driver.
The team also tested Pipo Derani during the off-season, with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race winner still interested in a potential future Formula E program.