California based Dragon Racing was one of the first teams to declare their intent to participate in the inaugural season of Formula E. However, up until now there had been no driver signings. Today, Mike Conway has been announced as the first driver signing.
Conway is an experienced racer in the IndyCar series and is also a part of Toyota’s World Endurance Championship (WEC) bid for 2014.
“It is with great pleasure and excitement that I will be at the wheel of the Dragon Racing entry in the inaugural season of the FIA Formula E Championship. I have been very interested in Formula E since it was announced and I am proud to be involved with both Jay and Dragon Racing, in what I believe is breaking new ground in motorsports. I am very confident we can achieve great results during this first season.”
Jay Penske, owner of Dragon Racing said:
“I have always been impressed by his 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.”
Source; FIA Formula E