’s exit from the Dragon team after just one race weekend has now created a surprise opportunity for DS Virgin Racing driver, to make a return to Formula E


Dragon endured a tough start to the 2017/18 season wirh ex-Porsche LMP1 driver Jani deciding to leave the Jay Penske run outfit before the second round of the campaign in Marrakech on January 13.


“The team and I have decided that it is better for the future of both parties if we end the cooperation,” Jani is quoted as saying in the Swiss national daily Bieler Tagblatt.


It’s unknown whether any deal between Lopez and Dragon will be for one race or the full season, howeverLopez is expected to continue with Toyota again in LMP1 in 2018, which should not impact his FE aspirations given there will be no repeat of the World Endurance Championship/FE clashes that hurt his 2016/17 campaign.


The Marrakech entry list will be published this week.


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