17th May 2017
Mike Conway makes his Formula E return this week in the Paris ePrix racing for the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team.
After being drafted in a month ago to replace regular driver Loic Duval, who will miss his home event due to clashing DTM commitments at Lausitzring, Mike Conway will make his return to the series after starring in the 2015/16 Formula E Championship.
Partnering Jerome d’Ambrosio at the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team, Mike returns looking to build on his three top-10 finishes from his debut year in the series. A specialist at street circuits, Mike has taken victories at Monaco, Macau and Long Beach in his career – making it no surprise that he was the top of the pile to replace Duval at Dragon.
Mike previously tested for the American team before the start of the championship in 2017 and having raced at Paris last year, is looking forward to his weekend away from usual duties.
“I’ve worked with the team before and I enjoyed being in the series last year, I’ve been itching to get back in to Formula E and this deal is good for me. Paris is one of the tracks I like and I was quick there last season. With no testing it is slightly in at the deep end as the car is new to me, but there will be some elements I am familiar with too.”
Having already tasted what it is like to race in the championship and after commentating at the Monaco ePrix last week, Mike is interested in returning to the series as a full-time driver in the near future.
“I want to continue on in Formula E beyond Paris and into the next season too. To do a programme alongside Formula E would be ideal, but it is very much step-by-step for the moment and we will see how it goes. But yes, I want to be back there.”
The 33-year-old made his Formula E debut at Buenos Aires last year for Venturi, making it through to the Superpole session in his first qualifying appearance. Mike will be looking for a similar experience this time around when he tackles the streets of Paris for Saturday’s race.