Briton, Mike Conway has been drafted in on more than one occasion this season to drive for Toyota. But will the former IndyCar driver compete in the full season next year?
This year, the 31-year-old racer has been competitive in the IndyCar Series, clocking up a total of 2 race wins. He has also been Toyota’s test and reserve driver in 2014. At the WEC races in Austin, Bahrain and Interlagos, he replaced an absent Kazuki Nakajima in the #7 car. In only his second race in an LMP1 car, Conway managed to take his first overall victory alongside Toyota regulars Stephane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz.
It is now becoming clear that Mike Conway is likely to become a regular Toyota driver in 2015. His former IndyCar team boss announced earlier in the year that Conway will no longer driver for him in 2015, because he has already signed a new contract with Toyota. The issue being that there is a total of 5 date clashes between IndyCar and WEC in 2015.
Since Toyota is yet to announce their driver pairings for the new year, it remains unclear whether Mike Conway will drive all season for the Japanese Manufacture or if he will continue in his test and reserve driver role.
Source – Speedweek.com
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