Joel Eriksson will be back in the driving seat for this weekend’s New York City E-Prix, contesting another round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
23-year-old Eriksson was drafted in to race for DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT in last month’s Puebla E-Prix in Mexico, where he finished as the team’s top driver in the concluding second race of the meeting.
The Swede will now continue to build on his debut Formula E experience in one of the most prestigious events on the world championship schedule, taking to the streets of The Big Apple for his team’s home event on U.S. soil.
The New York City E-Prix is staged at a harbourfront location in Red Hook, Brooklyn, offering an iconic backdrop featuring the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.
“I am thrilled to be back racing in Formula E for another weekend and prove what I can do,” says Joel Eriksson. “Big thanks to DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT for putting this continued trust in me. We worked well together in Mexico, and my driving evolved with every session and lap. It is amazing to head across the Atlantic to be part of a World Championship event in New York City itself. It’s a great opportunity and I think it’s going to be very prestigious for all the obvious reasons.”
New York formed part of the Formula E calendar in 2017, 2018 and 2019, before last year’s event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the highly popular race returns this year, it does so as an official World Championship event for the first time.
Running begins in Brooklyn on Saturday, with the double-header weekend set to feature three practice sessions, two qualifyings and two races; one each on Saturday and Sunday.
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ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
ABB New York City E-Prix (USA)
All times local (GMT-04:00)
Saturday 10 July
Free Practice 1: 08.00-08.45
Free Practice 2: 10.15-10.45
Qualifying 1: 12.30-13.30
Race 1 (45 min + 1 lap): 16.30
Sunday 11 July
Free Practice 3: 07.15-08.00
Qualifying 2: 09.30-10.30
Race 2 (45 min + 1 lap): 13.30