Tur­vey and Pi­quet re­main with Nex­tev squad

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The Nex­tev For­mula E team has re­tained Oliver Tur­vey and Nel­son Pi­quet Jr for the 2016/17 sea­son.

Mclaren F1 de­vel­op­ment driver Tur­vey was one of the un­sung stars of a 2015/16 FE cam­paign in which Nex­tev went from win­ning the in­au­gu­ral driv­ers’ ti­tle with Pi­quet to fin­ish­ing last in the teams’ cham­pi­onship.

Tur­vey, who will dove­tail his FE com­mit­ments with the end of an­other Su­per GT sea­son with Honda, beat Pi­quet in the stand­ings and was un­for­tu­nate not to end his rookie FE cam­paign with a podium in Bat­tersea Park.

Mean­while, Tur­vey’s team handed Indy Lights race win­ner Dean Stone­man his first ex­pe­ri­ence of an FE car at last week’s Don­ing­ton Park pre-sea­son test.

The 26-year-old Brit was called up by Nex­tev on the fi­nal day with Pi­quet un­avail­able and Tur­vey trav­el­ling to Ja­pan for the Su­per GT round at Suzuka, where he claimed his first pole po­si­tion in the se­ries but re­tired while in podium con­tention.

Stone­man was 16th fastest, hav­ing not com­pleted a 200kw run in the dry, and hopes to land a re­serve-driver role in the se­ries.

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