Nico Mueller departs Dragon Penske

Nico Mueller has left Dragon Penske Autosport with mutual consent and will not take part in the final six races of the season.  

The Swiss driver, who had been part of the American team since season five, has missed rounds in previous seasons due to his commitments in the German DTM championship. The 29-year old also missed the recent double-header in Puebla, and cited this as one of the main reasons for his departure.

“Due to several clashing commitments, Dragon Penske Autosport and myself have decided to part ways – meaning I won’t race in the final three rounds of the championship this season.” Mueller announced via a post on twitter.

The Swiss driver added: “Thanks for nearly two seasons of passionate hard work and the memories we created. I wish Dragon Penske Autosport all the best, whilst my focus is on my DTM & Audi works driver duties. The future is bright!” 

Mueller’s best result for the team came in the chaotic Valencia E-Prix which he finish second after the majority of the field ran out of energy on the final lap of the race. It was the Dragon team’s first podium since Jerome D’Ambrosio finished third at the Zurich E-Prix in 2018.

Dragon’s reserve driver Joel Eriksson is now the favourite to take over driving duties for the remainder of the season. The Swedish driver replaced Mueller in Puebla earlier this month and is now expected to see out the season with the American squad.

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