Dragon to be manufacturer next season

The Dragon Racing Formula E team will participate in next season's all-electric championship as a manufacturer.

Dragon currently operates as a Venturi powertrain customer and has drivers Loic Duval and Jerome d'Ambrosio on its books.

The news of Dragon Racing's new status as manufacturer comes after British car giant Jaguar announced their entry to next season's Formula E Championship, also as a manufacturer.

"We are pleased to welcome new constructors to the FIA Formula E Championship," said FIA president Jean Todt.

"It is particularly pleasing that a prestigious brand like Jaguar has chosen this championship for its official return to competition after a long absence.

"We created this series to offer constructors the opportunity to compete and to develop technologies that could be transferred to road-going electric cars.

"It is encouraging to see the number of requests increasing all the time, and that the technological solutions proposed by constructors currently involved in the championship are quite different from one another.

"It's an indication of the vitality and attractiveness of this series."