Mike Conway to fill in for Loic Duval at Paris ePrix
Open-wheel veteran Mike Conway will make yet another open-wheel comeback in a one-off fill-in role for Loic Duval at the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship Paris ePrix, May 21, with the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team.
With Duval on DTM duties that weekend for Audi, Conway will step into the team’s No. 6 Penske-03EV chassis for that weekend, the second of Formula E’s back-to-back weekends in France. Monaco takes place the week before on May 14, two weeks before the Grand Prix.
Duval will be back on his Formula E duties at the Berlin weekend June 10-11.
Conway’s past Formula E experience came last year with Venturi, when he took over for Jacques Villeneuve from Round 4 of the season at Buenos Aires. He scored seven points with a best finish of eighth at Berlin.
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to compete with Faraday Future Dragon Racing,” Conway said. “The team has showcased fervor and technical prowess this season and I am confident of the positive results we can achieve together in Paris.”
“We are thrilled to have Mike Conway join us next month for the Paris ePrix,” said Jay Penske, Team Owner and Principal of Dragon Racing. “He’s an experienced driver whom I have always respected and I believe his talent and tenacity will contribute to the team’s overall performance in Paris.”
Conway’s just come off a fourth place finish in the FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Silverstone, although he and Kamui Kobayashi qualified their No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid on pole position before fellow Formula E driver Jose Maria Lopez crashed during the race. He won races in both IndyCar and GP2 prior to his sports car career.