Jose Maria Lopez To Try For Formula-E 2017

Jose Maria Lopez To Try For Formula-E 2017

Double World Touring Car champion Jose Maria Lopez is open to a Formula E move when Citroen halts its factory tin-top programme.

The Argentine was a guest of sister brand DS in Buenos Aires and almost made a shock Formula-E debut as a replacement for Jean-Eric Vergne before the Frenchman recovered from food poisoning.

Lopez says that Formula-E is a tempting post-WTCC option.

"In the future, why not?" said Lopez, who tested for DS's Virgin-affiliated team last year while it was developing its season two powertrain. It's something I like because of the level of the drivers, there are a lot of drivers I know and they race in very nice cities.

Jose Maria Lopez To Try For Formula-E 2017

"Today being a Citroen driver it is not possible. In 2017, Citroen will be leaving the WTCC so it could be an option for the future. I did a small test, it was good fun. It's different, it takes you a few times to get used to but then it's fun to drive.

"At the start people doubted what it was going to be and I think it has exceeded the expectations of everyone. Drivers like to race and this is proper racing." Lopez wants to maintain his "family" link with Citroen after dominating two WTCC seasons. "It will be fantastic to keep a link to the team I have today," Lopez added. "They took me in two years ago and it's a family."

Well, we're definitely hoping for jose Maria Lopez to stay in the Citroen family!

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