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Müller to Skip Final Three Rounds, Eriksson Set to Continue in Dragon Seat

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Nico Müller has announced he will not compete in the final three rounds of the 2020-21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Dragon/Penske Autosport as he looks to focus on racing in the DTM Series this year.

Müller was forced to miss the last round of the championship at the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, the venue of the Puebla E-Prix as he was racing in the opening round of the DTM Series at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza with Audi Team Rosberg.

But now the Swiss racer, who took a surprise podium in the bizarre Valencia E-Prix by being one of the few to conserve enough energy to make it to the chequered flag, has announced he will not be returning to the team for the final three rounds in New York, London and Berlin.

“Due to several clashing commitments, @DragonRacing_FE & myself have decided to part ways – meaning I won’t race in the final 3 rounds of @FIAFormulaE S7,” said Müller on social media.

“Thanks for nearly 2 seasons of passionate hard work & the memories we created. Wish the whole @DragonRacing_FE team all the best whilst my focus is on my DTM & Audi works driver duties – the future is bright!”

Joel Eriksson, who replaced Müller for the double header in Mexico, is expected to retain his position within the team for the remainder of the season, with the Swede placing seventeenth and fifteenth across the two races despite having limited seat time behind the wheel of the Dragon car.

Nothing yet has been announced, with the next Formula E round coming next weekend around the Brooklyn Street Circuit in New York City.

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