Formula E

Hartley leaves Dragon before Berlin finale

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Brendon Hartley has left the GEOX Dragon Racing team with just under a month to go before the finale to the 2019-20 season.

It means the New Zealander only took part in five races for the team in Formula E before departing, and leaves Dragon needing to quickly find a replacement for the six-race final round in Berlin.

It ends what has been an unsuccessful stint in all-electric racing for Hartley, who struggled to compete in what has been the second slowest car on the grid.

He had a best finish of ninth in the second Ad Diriyah ePrix which he only received after penalties were dished out to four drivers who finished in front of him, with his best finish other than that being twelfth in Mexico City.

Hartley will continue to drive for Toyota in the World Endurance Championship, and the clash between a practice session in Spa and the fifth of the six races in Berlin could be one of the reasons behind his departure.

Four other drivers face the same race clash, with Hartley’s Toyota team-mate Sebastien Buemi, James Calado, Alex Lynn and championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa yet to declare what they will be prioritising.

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