Mike Conway to fill in for Loic Duval at Paris ePrix

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Open-wheel veteran Mike Conway will make yet another open-wheel comeback in a one-off fill-in role for Loic Duval at the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship Paris ePrix, May 21, with the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team.

With Duval on DTM duties that weekend for Audi, Conway will step into the team’s No. 6 Penske-03EV chassis for that weekend, the second of Formula E’s back-to-back weekends in France. Monaco takes place the week before on May 14, two weeks before the Grand Prix.

Duval will be back on his Formula E duties at the Berlin weekend June 10-11.

Conway’s past Formula E experience came last year with Venturi, when he took over for Jacques Villeneuve from Round 4 of the season at Buenos Aires. He scored seven points with a best finish of eighth at Berlin.

“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to compete with Faraday Future Dragon Racing,” Conway said. “The team has showcased fervor and technical prowess this season and I am confident of the positive results we can achieve together in Paris.”

“We are thrilled to have Mike Conway join us next month for the Paris ePrix,” said Jay Penske, Team Owner and Principal of Dragon Racing. “He’s an experienced driver whom I have always respected and I believe his talent and tenacity will contribute to the team’s overall performance in Paris.”

Conway’s just come off a fourth place finish in the FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Silverstone, although he and Kamui Kobayashi qualified their No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid on pole position before fellow Formula E driver Jose Maria Lopez crashed during the race. He won races in both IndyCar and GP2 prior to his sports car career.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.