Dragon Racing will head to the Beijing ePrix, the first ever Formula E race, with a new look driver duo, with Oriol Servia set to join current driver Jerome D’Ambrosio for the race on September 13th.
The move sees Mike Conway leave the team are series, with the British driver previously confirmed for the American team way back in July.
Speaking to Electric Autosport, Conway was quick to wish luck to the team, as he moves his focus fully to his sportscar programme.
“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.”
With Conway now leaving, Servia now has the chance to make his mark on the fully electric single seater series, with the Spaniard having raced in single seaters before.
Born to a Spanish Rally champion Servia began the way most race drivers do, in karting. At the age of 19, the Spaniard had moved on to single seaters, racing in several Formula 3 championships. In 1998, the driver moved to the Dayton Indy Lights series, winning it the following year with five runner up finishes.
Moving to Champ Car, the Spaniard even teamed up Amlin Aguri’s Katherine Legge at PKV Racing in 2006, and raced against names such as Timo Glock and Sebastien Bourdais.
In 2008, the driver moved into the IndyCar series where he continues to race. Servia did however find time to test the Renault-Spark at Donington Park for the Dragon Racing team, meaning Servia joins the team with some experience prior to Beijing.
Whether Servia’s move becomes more permanent in the Formula E series is yet to be confirmed, with the space now vacated.