Four-times Formula One World champion Alain Prost will be involved with a team competing in the new electric Formula E series due to start in 2014.
The series organisers announced on Thursday that Prost, who made a failed attempt to run his own team in Formula One from 1997 to 2001, had linked up with compatriot Jean-Paul Driot to enter a new e.Dams team.
Five teams have now been signed up from a planned field of 10 to race in city centres around the world starting in Beijing in September.
Prost said: “Being able to actively participate in the development of this new technology, which is 100 percent electric, is extremely motivating.
“As we've seen in other championships, 2014 will see a move towards more sustainable racing, proving more than ever that motorsport is the benchmark for the future.”
Driot's Le Mans-based Dams teams have won petrol-engined championships in various junior series, including GP2, A1 GP, Formula Renault 3.5 and International Formula 3000. - Reuters