Conway to replace Duval in Paris


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Brit Mike Conway will return to the Formula E grid in Paris next month as Faraday Future Dragon Racing called him up as a replacement for Loic Duval.

Duval is set to miss his home ePrix due to his DTM commitments, which see him racing at the Lausitzring on the same weekend.

Esteban Gutierrez was rumoured to be replacing Duval at first, but following his decision to sign with Techeetah for the rest of the season it left Dragon with a space to fill.

They chose to go with Conway who has extensive experience in the all-electric series having driven seven races for Venturi last season.

Since losing his drive at the end of the season Conway has competed in the WEC for Toyota Gazoo Racing, and for the Whelen Energy Racing team in the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Speaking after the announcement, Conway said, “I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to compete with Faraday Future Dragon Racing.

“The team has showcased fervour and technical prowess this season and I am confident of the positive results we can achieve together in Paris.”

Conway will be hoping for better results than he achieved last year for Venturi, when he only managed three points finishes after replacing Jacques Villeneuve from round three.

While his team-mate Stephane Sarrazin managed to grab a podium, Conway struggled to match him for pace.

However, in a series that is known to be difficult to adapt to, Dragon Racing Team Owner and Principal Jay Penske valued experience, and said that this was one of the reasons Conway was chosen.

“We are thrilled to have Mike Conway join us next month for the Paris ePrix,” said Penske.

“He’s an experienced driver whom I have always respected and I believe his talent and tenacity will contribute to the team’s overall performance in Paris”