Joel Eriksson will continue racing for the Dragon/Penske Autosport team in this weekend’s New York City E-Prix after being confirmed as the replacement driver for Nico Müller, who has departed the team as he focuses on racing in the DTM Series in 2021.
Eriksson replaced Müller in the Puebla E-Prix last month and finished seventeenth in his very first ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race, before ending fifteenth and ahead of team-mate Sérgio Sette Câmara in race two. This was despite Sette Câmara having more experience in the series having raced all year long for Dragon/Penske Autosport.
The twenty-three-year-old Swede is looking to use the experience he had in Mexico to improve this weekend in Brooklyn, which will host the tenth and eleventh races of the 2020-21 season. The venue was missing from the calendar last year due to COVID-19, having been on the calendar in the three years prior.
“I am thrilled to be back racing in Formula E for another weekend and prove what I can do,” said Eriksson, who last raced in single seaters prior to his Puebla appearance back in the Macau Grand Prix in 2018. “Big thanks to DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT for putting this continued trust in me.
“We worked well together in Mexico, and my driving evolved with every session and lap. It is amazing to head across the Atlantic to be part of a World Championship event in New York City itself.
“It’s a great opportunity and I think it’s going to be very prestigious for all the obvious reasons.”