Jay Penske‘s Dragon Racing team has announced that IndyCar star Mike Conway will join the Los Angeles based team.
Dragon Racing first began in 2006, under the moniker of Luczo Dragon Racing before Steve Luczo left his role and the team became its current incarnation.
In 2007, the team made its Indianapolis 500 debut and two years later undertook their first ever IndyCar season.
IndyCar has proven to be a central part of Dragon Racing’s short history and, with that in mind, it is unsurprising to see the team choose an experienced IndyCar racer in Conway.
Formula E‘s preference for street circuits makes Conway’s career perfect practice for the nine, so far, confirmed street race venues.
The British driver has also competed in the World Endurance Series this year in the LMP1 Toyota team, adding to his diverse racing CV.
Conway has also driven in other single seater seasons that have seen the driver compete in GP2 for three seasons, as well as being Honda Racing‘s Formula 1 test driver.
It is this talent and career that convinced Penske that Conway was the right fit for the all electric series.
“I have always been impressed by his talents, smarts, and performance in the IndyCar Series,” said Penske. “We feel that the combination of his experience, tenacity, and driving skills will be a force this year in the FIA Formula E Championship.”
With Conway now confirmed for the Dragon Racing team, the driver is confident ahead of the first ever Formula E season.
“It is with great pleasure and excitement that I will be at the wheel of the Dragon Racing entry in the inaugural season of the FIA Formula E Championship,” said Conway. “I have been very interested in Formula E since it was announced and I am proud to be involved with both Jay and Dragon Racing, in what I believe is breaking new ground in motorsports. I am very confident we can achieve great results during this first season.”
Dragon Racing and it’s newly announced driver will now move to Donington Park for the testing days this week with the teams now starting to look ahead to the first race of the season, the Beijing ePrix.