Jay Penske‘s Dragon Racing have completed their first ever Formula E line-up with the addition of highly-experienced driver Jerome D’Ambrosio.
The Belgian driver started karting as young as eight and participated in Formula 1 as a driver for the Virgin F1 Team, now Marussia, before taking over as a reserve driver for the Lotus F1 Team. More recently, he took part in endurance racing in a Bentley.
The addition of D’Ambrosio is a complex one. Having spent most of the Formula E testing days alongside China Racing, his decision to join Dragon Racing was unforeseen.
Now, he will line up alongside teammate Mike Conway as the China Racing team continue to operate without either driver confirmed. Outside of China Racing, there remains one vacant seat at Andretti Autosports alongside Franck Montagny.
“It is with great excitement that I will be at the wheel of the Dragon Racing entry in this historic firstseason of the FIA Formula E Championship,” said d’Ambrosio. “I have watched the Dragon Racing organisation closely over the last few months and feel that together we can achieve great results during this first season.”
Delighted to have secured ‘DAmbrosio’s signature, Team Owner Penske believes the driver pairing will be a formidable force.
“I am so pleased to have Jérôme pilot one of our two Dragon Racing entries. After watching Jérôme’s performances in F1, as well as the most recent Formula E test, I feel that the combination of Jérôme and our other drivers should prove to be a formidable force.”
After playing an integral role in the genesis of the series, naturally Alejandro Agag, the CEO of Formula E, is one step closer to seeing his dream fulfilled, with only three drivers left to be announced.
“Jérôme is a talented driver and we’re delighted to welcome yet another top name to the inaugural Formula E grid and excited to see who will fill the last three places.”