Los Angeles, California – DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Eriksson as the Team’s Reserve Driver for the remainder of Season 7 of the FIA Formula E World Championship.
On his appointment to the Reserve Driver role for the USA and UK-based Team, Eriksson said, “After a strong collaboration with Dragon last season, I’m more than happy and very honored to continue what we’ve started together. I will do my absolute best to help the Team as much as possible and support the drivers between races. With the motivated personnel in Silverstone and Los Angeles and the new Bosch alliance, we have the keys to achieve great results, so I’m super motivated to get back to work.”
Joel Eriksson will race in the upcoming Puebla E-Prix on the 19th and 20th of June in Puebla, Mexico. The Swedish driver will replace Nico Müller in the #6 PENSKE EV-5 in Puebla due to Nico’s previous commitment in the DTM on that weekend.
On making his race debut in Formula E, Joel stated that “to race in Formula E has always been a dream since the championship started and to be given the chance finally feels kind of unreal. There’s a lot of work in front of us, but I have a great team behind me, so I know they will do all they can to make me as prepared as possible before arriving in Mexico.”
On his prospects for his first doubleheader race weekend, Joel added, “This time, it will be challenging as I only have limited mileage in this car. But, my main goal is to make the best out of it and gain as much experience as possible. I do believe that scoring points in the races is absolutely possible if I execute well. I will give it my all to achieve this goal.”
Jay Penske, Owner and Team Principal of DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT commented on Joel’s return to the Team, saying, “I am pleased to welcome Joel back to the Team. He is a valuable resource for the organization and has tremendous potential to apply his racecraft to the unique demands of Formula E and deliver results for the Team on track in Puebla and behind the scenes throughout the rest of the season. I look forward to our first race together.”