A late driver change at Dragon Racing raised the question why Oriol Servia would step aside for Audi works driver Loic Duval for the upcoming Formula E Miami ePrix. Servia told news agency AP that he has been named partner and managing director of the team and would not combine duties.
Servia has been driving the car during the previous four events, but will now move into a management role for the team alongside current managing director Paul Woolnough. Servia will be responsible for the team’s technical operations and developing its commercial relationships.
“It is with some regret that I won’t be behind the wheel,” Servia told AP. “However, Jay and I had always spoken about me playing a larger role in the organisation, and I am ready for this latest challenge in my career. We have a world-class team, and I look forward to playing my part in putting Jerome and Luic on the podium.”
Duval will be partnering the Belgian driver Jerome d’Ambrosio.