Joel Eriksson and Paul Aron will replace Sebastien Buemi and Robin Frijns for Berlin at the end of the month. 

Due to a calendar clash between the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, Envision Racing were forced to announce changes to their driver line-up for Rounds 9 & 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Sylvain Filippi admitted that the situation was far from ideal for the team.

“This is a very unusual situation for us as a team, and we are obviously frustrated that the calendar clash could not be resolved by the FIA and FEO,” said Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO at Envision Racing.

“However, we have to make the best of the situation, and I believe with both Joel and Paul we have two very exciting and competitive drivers.”

Aron, 20, is considered one of the most exciting young prospects in single-seater racing and sits second in the current Formula 2 standings for the season.

The Estonian driver has already amassed three podium finishes in his first full F2 campaign this year, rapidly marking himself out as one to watch for the future.

Aron will embark on an intensive simulator programme with the team to get him as best prepared as possible for Berlin.

The team has also decided to allow Aron to drive in the rookie session in Misano this week, meaning Jack Aitken will not participate in the session.

“It’s a great opportunity to race for Envision Racing in Berlin. I’m very much looking forward to experiencing Formula E for the first me and working with the team,” said Paul Aron.

Eriksson, 25, is the current Jaguar TCS Racing Test, Simulator and Reserve Driver, has been kindly released by Jaguar and will race for the team during the Berlin weekend.

The Swede, who tested with Envision back in 2018, has already competed in eight Formula E races to date – and is very familiar with both the GEN3 specifications and the Jaguar powertrain.

“We’ll be working hard up until the race to prepare for the event, starting with the rookie session this week in Misano.”

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to be racing in Formula E again, this time with Envision Racing,” said Joel Eriksson.

“After taking part in my first ever Formula E test with Envision, it’s great to be racing for them in Berlin and we’ll be working hard together to have a successful weekend.”