Muller is presently in his second season in FE with Dragon and scored the group’s maiden podium of the Gen2 period within the first of the Valencia races, ending second to Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries.
Nonetheless, the Swiss driver is unavailable for the championship’s first go to to Puebla because of the clashing DTM season opener at Monza, the place he will probably be competing for Audi squad Crew Rosberg.
Eriksson, who has additionally been re-signed as Dragon’s reserve driver for the rest of the season, has been referred to as in as his substitute.
The 22-year-old, who completed second within the 2017 European System 3 championship to now-McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris, took half in final 12 months’s rookie take a look at in Marrakesh alongside Sergio Sette Camara.
After two seasons of his personal in DTM with BMW, he moved to ADAC GT Masters final season, driving for the Schubert Motorsport group.
“To race in System E has at all times been a dream because the championship began and to be given the prospect lastly feels sort of unreal,” stated Eriksson. “There’s a whole lot of work in entrance of us, however I’ve an amazing group behind me, so I do know they are going to do all they will to make me as ready as attainable earlier than arriving in Mexico.
“This time, it is going to be difficult as I solely have restricted mileage on this automobile. However, my fundamental objective is to make one of the best out of it and achieve as a lot expertise as attainable. I do consider that scoring factors within the races is completely attainable if I execute nicely. I’ll give it my all to attain this objective.”
Regardless of Muller’s podium at Valencia, Dragon sits solely eleventh out of 12 groups within the standings, with the group’s solely different factors finishes coming courtesy of a fourth and fifth locations for Sette Camara and Muller respectively within the second Diriyah race.
“I’m happy to welcome Joel again to the Crew,” stated group boss Jay Penske. “He’s a useful useful resource for the organisation and has large potential to use his racecraft to the distinctive calls for of System E and ship outcomes for the group on observe in Puebla and behind the scenes all through the remainder of the season. I sit up for our first race collectively.”
Joel Eriksson, Rookie Check Driver for GEOX Dragon, Penske EV-4
Photograph by: Andrew Ferraro / Motorsport Images