Oriol Servia will drive the Dragon Racing Formula E car during the inaugural ePrix which will be held on September 13, the organisers announced. The Spanish racer replaces Mike Conway who was announced as a regular driver next to former F1 racer Jerome d’Ambrosio.
Servia doesn’t race without experience as the tested the electric single seat race car during pre-season testing at Donington Park. Servia is the son of a Spanish Rally champion and currently competes in IndyCar joining the series in 2008 following a successful single-seater career that including seasons in Champ Car and being crowned the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights champion.
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IndyCar Longbeach and Toronto race winner Conway was due to participate in the first three races of the all-electric championship but unfortunately, his commitment to Toyota Motorsport and their sports car programme means he will no longer be able to participate.
“I wish all the guys at Dragon the best of luck for the forthcoming Formula E season” said Conway; “It’s a shame I can no longer participate but as I couldn’t commit to the whole championship, we both felt it best to focus my attention on my sports car programme. I’m looking forward to watching the new series unfold and hope Servia and d’Ambrosio bring home some podiums for the team.”