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D’Ambrosio not planning to add more series to schedule

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BERLIN, Germany – Formula E driver Jerome d’Ambrosio is not looking to add any more series to his schedule so he can focus on his commitments with Dragon Racing.

D’Ambrosio has been in a fine run of form in the second Formula E season, picking up his second ePrix victory in Mexico following Lucas di Grassi’s disqualification.

While many drivers opt to balance Formula E with another series such as the FIA World Endurance Championship or DTM, d’Ambrosio is happy dedicating his time to Dragon.

“I really enjoy the category, I love what I do here, I’m probably the only driver actually who only does that,” d’Ambrosio told NBC Sports.

“I’m not planning on really looking at something else because I like it here. This is where I want to be.

“Right now, my priority is Formula E.”

D’Ambrosio ranks his two seasons in Formula E among the best of his career, having finished fourth in last year’s championship and enjoying another strong campaign this time around.

“I’ve had strong moments. At the last race I was outside the points finishing the race, that was the first time for me in Formula E,” the ex-Formula 1 and GP2 racer said.

“If I wasn’t in the points before, it was because of a drive-through or an accident, not like that. It ranks in the highest ones.

“I think I haven’t had such good seasons as the last two years. Last year, the finish was also pretty amazing. So I’m looking forward to keeping that momentum.”

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

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IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.