Joel Eriksson will sub for Nico Mueller in the upcoming rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship held in Puebla, Mexico.
The Swede also renewed his contract to be reserve driver for the Dragon Penske Autosport resrve driver, a role he had for the duration of Season 6.
His opportunity to race comes as Nico Mueller is double booked and will prioritise his DTM commitments over Formula E. The Swiss driver is expected to returned for the New York E-Prix in July.
Excited by his debut in the series, Eriksson said 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.”
The Puebla E-Prix takes place on 19/20 June.