Former Haas Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez has made the switch to Formula E and will debut in 2017.

The Mexican announced his move at a press conference in Mexico City on Monday.

He was replaced at Haas this season by Dane Kevin Magnussen after failing to score a point in 2016.

"I'll do the Mexico race, and probably others in preparation for the 2018 season," he said.


"It's an exciting future for my career. I feel very proud of being a part of this new tendency of electric cars."

Gutierrez didn't announce which team he would drive for but it has been reported that he will link with Faraday Future Dragon Racing.