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Joel Eriksson replaces Mueller at the Puebla E-Prix

Swedish driver Joel Eriksson will replace Dragon’s Nico Mueller at the upcoming Puebla E-Prix.

Due to a DTM calendar clash, Mueller will miss the Puebla E-Prix, scheduled for June 19th and 20th. 

The German touring car championship kicks off that same weekend in Monza. Mueller will participate in the season opener driving for Team Rosberg, part of the Audi squad. 

In replacement, Sweden’s Eriksson will drive the Dragon car on Mexican soil. 

The race will be Eriksson’s first in the fully-electric championship, though he does have some Formula E experience.

Eriksson took part in the 2018 Marrakesh Rookie Test with Virgin, and has been linked to Dragon as a reserve driver for a number of years.

“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,” he said.

“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.

“This time, it will be challenging as I only have limited mileage in this car. But, my main goal is to make the best out of it and gain as much experience as possible. I do believe that scoring points in the races is absolutely possible if I execute well. I will give it my all to achieve this goal.”

The 22-year-old has most recently raced German sports and touring cars, competing in both DTM and ADAC GT Masters, but has a background in single seaters. He previously raced in Formula 3, challenging Lando Norris for the 2017 title.

Andrea Perilli

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