Joel Eriksson will make his FIA Method E debut subsequent month after being introduced to exchange Nico Müller for the Dragon/Penske Autosport workforce for the Puebla E-Prix.
Müller is unavailable as a consequence of his commitments within the DTM Collection, so Dragon have made the choice to advertise Eriksson to the seat for the race in Mexico, having beforehand been introduced as their official reserve driver.
Eriksson is wanting ahead to his maiden Method E outing for the workforce, which is able to come across the Puebla circuit, which was a late substitute after it was clear the sequence wouldn’t have the ability to race on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico Metropolis as a result of COVID-19 scenario within the nation.
“To race in Method E has all the time been a dream because the championship began and to lastly be given the prospect feels type of unreal,” mentioned Eriksson. “There’s quite a lot of work forward of us, however I’ve an excellent workforce behind me, so I do know they’ll do all they will to make me as ready as doable earlier than arriving in Mexico.
“After a robust collaboration with Dragon final season, I’m more than pleased and really honoured to proceed what we’ve began collectively. I’ll do my best possible to assist the workforce as a lot as doable and assist the drivers between races.
“With the motivated personnel in Silverstone and Los Angeles, and the brand new Bosch alliance, we’ve the keys to attain nice outcomes. I’m tremendous motivated to get again to work.”
Eriksson is aware of he could have his work lower out to be aggressive in Mexico having spent little or no time within the Penske EV-5, however he says he will likely be giving it his all to have a robust outing.
“It is going to be difficult as I solely have restricted mileage on this automotive, however my major objective is to make the most effective out of it and achieve as a lot expertise as I can,” insisted Eriksson. “I do imagine that scoring factors within the races is completely doable if I execute nicely.
“I’ll give it my all to attain this objective.”
Jay Penske, the Proprietor and Group Principal at Dragon/Penske Autosport, has welcomed the announcement that Eriksson could be the substitute driver for Müller at Puebla, and he’s excited to see how the Swedish racer will fare in Mexico.
“I’m happy to welcome Joel again to the workforce,” mentioned Penske. “He’s a beneficial useful resource for the group and has great potential to use his race craft to the distinctive calls for of Method E and ship outcomes for the workforce on observe in Puebla and behind the scenes all through the remainder of the season.
“I sit up for our first race collectively.”