Sam Bird has been ruled out of the final round of the Formula E season in South Korea after sustaining a broken hand in London.
As a result, Norman Nato will stand in for the Briton at the last round of the campaign in Seoul.
Bird was involved in an opening lap incident at the race most recent E-Prix in London, but continued to participate, climbing from 15th to eighth.
However, post-race medical checks revealed the extent of his injury, which has ruled him out of next weekend’s double-header E-Prix.
“I’m devastated not to be driving in the final two rounds of the season in Seoul, particularly as it would have been my 100th race in Formula E,” said Bird.
“I need to spend the next few weeks recovering from the operation on my left hand, so I am fully fit for testing and Season 9.
“I have confidence in Norman, he is a race winner and I’m sure he’ll bring some great points home for Jaguar TCS Racing.”
Nato raced full-time in Formula E last season with ROKiT Venturi Racing, winning the last race of the campaign in Berlin.
“Firstly I want to wish Sam the speediest of recoveries,” Nato said. “As a reserve driver, I’ve been with the team every step of the way this season.
“Although I haven’t driven a Formula E car for over a year, when I get into the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 next weekend, I’ll be fighting for as many points as possible. I want to make the most of this opportunity.”