Mike Conway put in an impressive performance during his debut in Buenos Aires with Venturi, but the Britsih driver did have a chance to join the series in season one with Dragon Racing, but the deal fell through.
Conway tested for the American team at Donnington Park in 2014 and was announced as an official driver by the series, but the two parties failed to reach an agreement which stopped the Brit from taking part in the inaugural season.
“The reason I pulled out last year was because the deal fell through with Dragon Racing and that is why I could not continue for the start of the season, but the Venturi deal, this time, came around a few weeks before the Argentina event which got me back involved with Formula E.
“I always kept an eye on the championship and spoke with my teammates at Toyota Sebastien Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin about it. It is a great championship in terms of the calibre of drivers in the sport, so it was hard to say no, and it’s great to be back in the car,” said Conway.
The 32-year old was announced by the Monegasque team two weeks before the Buenos Aires eprix, but negotiations happened very quickly as he was only informed that there was a chance that a seat was available during the same week.
“The deal came around very quickly, it was about 2-3 weeks before the actual race in Argentina, so it all happen very fast, but I was happy to get that call from Venturi and they seemed pretty keen on getting me in the car so I jumped at the chance.
“I knew as well I would be working with my teammate Sarrazin, we work well together in the Toyota programme, so I was happy it came around,” said Conway.
Conway and Sarrazin frequently talked about how the championship was progressing on their World Endurance Championship weekends, and the Brit believes that the French driver must have put in a good word for him when he knew a seat became available.
“When I was told by Stephane that there was a possibility that a seat could open up, I’m sure he must have put in a good word for me.Sarrazin is an excellent driver and teammate and is unbelievably quick so I can’t wait to keep racing alongside him,” Conway added.
Conway will be looking to build on his strong start to life as a Formula E driver in Mexico next week.