Audi Sport works driver Loic Duval will make his FIA Formula E debut this weekend in the Miami ePrix, filling in for Oriol Servia at Dragon Racing.
No reason was given for the change, revealed via the FE website.
Duval is the second Audi LMP1 driver who races in FE, along with Lucas di Grassi of Audi Sport Abt. He also has extensive open-wheel experience thanks to his racing in Super Formula in Japan.
Meanwhile Servia joins Marco Andretti as drivers with past IndyCar experience who were due to race at Miami but have since dropped off the entry list. Scott Speed was announced last week to fill in for Andretti at Andretti Autosport, due to a testing conflict for Marco.
The Miami ePrix runs this Saturday, March 14, to mark the electric open-wheel series’ U.S. race debut.
Spencer Pigot will not return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2020, according to a story Thursday by RACER.com.
The 26-year-old Floridian, who won the 2015 Indy Lights championship, is expected to be replaced in the No. 21 Chevrolet by 2019 Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay.
“I’m appreciative of the opportunity ECR gave me,” Pigot told RACER.com. “I understand the reasons they had to go in a different direction, and wish them all the best.”
In 56 NTT IndyCar Series starts, Pigot has 15 top 10 finishes, with a best finish of second at Iowa in 2018. He finished 14th in the 2019 point standings.
VeeKay, who tested in an Indy car twice for ECR in 2019, has six wins in 18 Indy Lights starts, including a weekend sweep of the final two rounds of the season at Laguna Seca in September.
A representative from ECR told NBC Sports Thursday that the team currently could not comment on any driver rumors as the team currently does not have any drivers under contract for the 2020 season, although it is presumed that owner/driver Carpenter will return to the No. 20 entry for the oval rounds.
NBC Sports will provide updates on the story once more information becomes available.