American entrepreneur Jay Penske’s Formula E team Dragon Racing has announced British racing driver Mike Conway as its first driver for the upcoming inaugural season.
The 30-year-old racing racer, currently competing in IndyCar and LMP1, is the first driver to sign for the American squad.
As well as IndyCar and LMP1, Conway’s driving experience also includes GP2 and F1. He is also a renowned street circuit specialist, which no doubt played a role in his recruitment into a Formula E team, which races and tests predominantly on temporary street circuits.
Jay Penske, fervently preparing for Formula E’s first race on September 13th, 2014, said: “I have always been impressed by Mike’s talents, smarts, and performance in the IndyCar Series, and we feel that the combination of his experience, tenacity, and driving skills will be a force this year in the FIA Formula E Championship.”
Image credit: Mike Conway