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Formula E: Two driver changes confirmed for the Beijing ePrix

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With four days to go until the start of the Formula E season, we have already had two driver changes for this week Beijing ePrix.

Last week the sport lost English driver Mike Conway due to his commitments to Toyota in their sportscar programme. Oriol Servia will be his replacement for the entire season.

Team commitments

It has also been announce that the 2013 GP2 champion Fabio Leimer will be replacing Portuguese driver Antonio Felix Da Costa at Amlin Aguri. The former Renault 3.5 series driver has DTM commitments with the MTEK BMW team to honour. However, Da Costa is aiming to back in the car for the second round of the Formula E Championship in Malaysia.

Pic picked

Charles Pic is also set to race in the Andretti Autosport's Formula E car in Beijing. The American team have yet to announce their second driver for the upcoming season. Pic has taken part in pre-season testing for the team along with Australian driver Matthew Brabham.

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The Andretti team have clarified that Pic will be in the car for the Beijing ePrix, but it does not necessarily mean that the former Marussia and Caterham Formula One driver will be their main driver throughout the series.

It will be interesting to see how many driver changes occur throughout the season, as Formula E tries to establish itself as a well respected series. Teams are only allowed to run a total of four driver in one season in order to meet the requirements of the FIA.

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