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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.”

Report: Spencer Pigot out at Ed Carpenter Racing

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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.