Conway hoping to firm up Formula E plans in next two weeks

© Getty Images

Mike Conway hopes that he can firm up his plans for the third season of Formula E in the next two weeks ahead of collective testing at Donington Park.

Conway made his Formula E debut in Buenos Aires with Venturi following Jacques Villeneuve’s sudden departure from the series, reaching the Super Pole shoot-out on debut.

A late-race spin ended Conway’s hopes of points in his maiden outing, and over his seven-race stint, the Briton could only pick up seven points with a best finish of eighth in Berlin as he lamented his qualifying form.

“It’s all about qualifying really and I made a few mistakes in qualifying that didn’t help and then just makes your weekend even harder,” Conway told the official Formula E website.

“It was good that we were quite reliable and it was only really at the end in London where we had a problem with the car, up until then the team did a pretty good job with reliability.

“Stephane [Sarrazin] did a great job all season with good points every race so it was a good effort by the team.”

Ex-IndyCar and current FIA World Endurance Championship racer Conway remains hopeful of striking a deal with Venturi to remain part of its line-up for season three.

“I like working with Venturi and obviously with Steph as a teammate it works pretty well,” Conway said.

“We will know in the next two weeks but I would like to be here for sure and obviously next season, with quite a few upgrades it’s going to be really important to choose the right team.

“But I would love to stay.”

Venturi has one of only a handful of free seats remaining on the Formula E grid for season three. NextEV is yet to confirm its line-up, but both Nelson Piquet Jr. and Oliver Turvey are expected to stay, while Antonio Felix da Costa is set to take Simona de Silvestro’s seat at Andretti.

Mahindra has two seats still available, as does the incoming Jaguar team, although the latter is looking at drivers outside of Formula E ahead of its debut season.