Earlier this week Loic Duval was named to the seat that Oriol Servia had occupied for the first four FIA Formula E races of the season at Dragon Racing.
We now have an answer why. An Associated Press report out Wednesday has confirmed Servia, the open-wheel veteran, has been named partner and managing director of Jay Penske’s Dragon Racing.
Servia will oversee the team, technical operations and work on partner relationships.
“It is with some regret that I won’t be behind the wheel,” Servia told the AP. “However, Jay and I had always spoken about me playing a larger role in the organization.”
Servia is still working on pursuing an Indianapolis 500 ride, and this role does not preclude him from that.
He raced four IndyCar events in 2014 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, with last year’s Indianapolis 500 his most recent start.
Duval and Jerome d’Ambrosio will be in the pair of Dragon entries at this weekend’s Miami ePrix. Dragon currently sits fifth in the team’s championship with 38 points. Servia started from pole in Round 2 in Malaysia.