Piquet Jr's career has seen him compete in a wide variety of disciplines, including NASCAR, Formula 1, GP2 and British Formula 3. He now joins other former Formula 1 drivers Nick Heidfeld, Sebastian Buemi and Jarno Trulli on the Formula E grid.
Formula E is the world's first fully electric racing series and will see drivers compete in the heart of ten of the world's leading cities including London, Miami and Berlin.
Nelson Piquet Jr: "I have always enjoyed the challenge of racing in a variety of formulas, so I'm delighted to be able to drive in Formula E. To be a driver in the very first Formula E championship is a great honor as it's a very interesting new concept in motorsport. I'm delighted to be participating with Team China Racing who are looking to establish themselves in the sport."
Steven Lu, CEO, Team China Racing: "Nelson has proven time and again his ability to perform at the highest level across a range of different racing formats and this was a key factor in our decision to sign him to Team China Racing. In his tests at Donington Nelson was very quick and we believe the team has signed one of the most talented drivers on the grid."