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King Tests for Dragon, Eyes Formula E Chance

Jordan King pursuing Formula E drive after test earlier in the week…

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Current Formula 2 driver Jordan King has emerged as a contender for a future ABB FIA Formula E Championship seat after testing for GEOX Dragon on Monday.

King, who is racing for MP Motorsport in F2 this year, previously tested for Mahindra Racing in the summer of 2017 and has been looking for a way into a Formula E seat for the upcoming season.

The 25-year-old, who is represented by Mark Blundell’s MB Partners organisation, is believed to have recently completed another test with Dragon.

In addition to his F2 drive this season, King has also competed in the Indianapolis 500 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan. He has also taken in some FIA World Endurance Championship races with the Jota-run Jackie Chan DC Racing outfit.

Although King would not comment on his latest test, he did admit that Formula E was a clear target as a future career option.

“I’ve been very attracted to Formula E since its inception really because I take a deep interest in the technical side which is obviously a key area of the racing,” King told e-racing365.

“It is clear that there is a very strong field in place in Formula E so it won’t be easy but from my side I’ve got a CV which details the fact I have won in pretty much everything I’ve driven in from Formula 3, GP2 and sports cars.”

King believes that his career is at a stage where he would be an asset to teams in the all-electric championship as he eyes a long-term program.

“I did some running with Mahindra back in 2017 and got a nice taste for it but obviously now the series has grown significantly and I’d like to re-visit it and sample the Gen 2 cars,” he said.

“I’m at the stage of my career now where I am looking at a long-term plan that I can grow and really attack as a driver.

“Formula E is an entity I am very interested in and if I can develop something there it would be amazing.”

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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    July 31, 2019 at 11:32 am

    now everyone wants a piece of F.E

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