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Joel Eriksson
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Sweden.png Swedish
Date of Birth 28 June 1998
Date of Death
Experience DTM
FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Formula E Career
Tests 2
Début Flag of Morocco.png 2018 Rookie Test
Teams Flag of the United Kingdom.png DS Virgin Racing

Joel Eriksson (born 28 June 1998 in Tomelilla) is a Swedish racing driver who serves as the official reserve driver for GEOX DRAGON during the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Since 2016, Eriksson has served as a factory driver for BMW, including testing with BMW i Andretti Motorsport.[2][3]



Coming from a motorsport family, including older brother and touring car driver Jimmy Eriksson, Eriksson began karting in 2007 at the age of nine, taking multiple titles in his native Sweden.[4]

Barnstorming Beginnings

In 2014, Eriksson made his single-seater debut in the ADAC Formel Masters championship with the Motopark team, then competing under the name Lotus.[5] He achieved his maiden win in the reverse grid race at the Red Bull Ring and finished fifth in the overall standings.[6]

The following year, Eriksson reunited with Motopark to contest the now rebranded ADAC Formula 4 championship.[7] Recording seven wins and after a tight battle with HTP Junior Team driver Marvin Dienst, ended the season as championship runner-up.[8][9]

Formula 3 Firestorm

In 2016, Eriksson graduated to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship whilst retaining his partnership with Motopark.[10] After multiple podiums and rookie wins, he claimed his maiden win at the third race at Spa-Francorchamps on his way to fifth in the standings.[11] Eriksson also partook in the Masters of Formula 3 and Macau Grand Prix events with Motopark, taking victory in the former.[12]

Eriksson returned to the championship the following year, reuniting with Motopark.[13] There he achieved seven wins and finished championship runner-up to future McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris and ahead of Maximilian Günther.[14]

In 2018, Eriksson returned to the Formula 3 scene to contest the Macau Grand Prix with Motopark, finishing runner-up to teammate Dan Ticktum.[15]

DTM Days

Eriksson made his debut in the 2018 championship, competing with Team RBM.[16] He achieved his maiden podium and win at Misano, finishing fourteenth in the overall standings.[17]

He returned to the outfit the following season, achieving two podiums at Zolder and the Norisring, finishing eleventh in the standings.[18][19] At the end of the season, Eriksson left the outfit.[20]

Eriksson also returned to the streets of Macau for the 2019 FIA GT World Cup with BMW-affiliated FIST-Team AAI, finishing seventh.[21]

Formula E History

In January 2018, Eriksson sampled Formula E machinery for the first time in the rookie test at Marrakesh with DS Virgin Racing, setting the third fastest time in the morning session and the ninth fastest time overall.[22][23]

Dragon Duties

In February 2020, Eriksson was named as the reserve driver for the GEOX DRAGON team and its first entrant into the 2020 Rookie Test.[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Joel Eriksson's career in Formula E in statistical form:

Joel Eriksson's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2017/18 Flag of the United Kingdom.png DS Virgin Racing 36 DS Virgin DSV-03 Rookie Driver
2019/20 Flag of the United States.png GEOX DRAGON TBA Penske EV-4 Test/Reserve driver


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Justin Cornelison, 'GEOX DRAGON Announces Joel Eriksson as Test and Reserve Driver',, (GEOX Dragon, 19/02/2019),, (Acessed 19/02/2019)
  2. 'BMW Motorsport welcomes Joel Eriksson to the BMW family as an additional junior driver.',, (BMW Group, 24/06/2016),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  3. Sam Smith, 'Guenther Set to Partner Sims at BMW',, (John Dagys Media LLC., 03/00/2019),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  4. 'Joel Eriksson - CV (ENG)',, (Joel Eriksson, 12/2017),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  5. Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'Joel Eriksson joins Motopark for debut single-seater campaign',, (Formula Scout, 23/01/2014),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  6. Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'Joel Eriksson triumphs in reverse-grid Spielberg thriller',, (Formula Scout, 08/06/2014),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  7. Peter, Allen, 'Joel Eriksson stays with Motopark for ADAC F4',, (Formula Scout, 09/02/2015),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  8. Gruz David, 'Title rivals Dienst and Eriksson lock out Sachsenring qualifying',, (Formula Scout, 28/08/2015),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  9. Gruz David, 'Dienst wraps up ADAC F4 title in Hockenheim thriller',, (Formula Scout, 03/10/2015),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  10. Gruz David, 'Joel Eriksson moves up to FIA F3 within Motopark’s ranks',, (Formula Scout, 19/01/2016),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  11. Jacob Bosley, 'Joel Eriksson takes maiden win in final European F3 race at Spa',, (Formula Scout, 30/07/2016),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  12. David Addison, 'Masters of Formula 3: Joel Eriksson leads all-Motopark podium',, (Haymarket Publishing, 21/08/2016),
  13. Peter, Allen, 'Joel Eriksson to continue in European F3 with Motopark',, (Formula Scout, 20/01/2017),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  14. Peter, Allen, 'Gunther wins European F3 finale but Eriksson secures runner-up position',, (Formula Scout, 15/10/2017),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  15. Elliot Wood, 'Macau GP runner-up Joel Eriksson “not really on it” during restart',, (FormulaScout, 18/11/2018),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  16. Peter, Allen, 'Joel Eriksson gets BMW DTM drive for 2018',, (Formula Scout, 16/12/2017),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  17. Marcus Simmons, 'Inspired strategy helps BMW rookie Joel Eriksson to first DTM win',, (Haymarket Publishing, 26/08/2018),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  18. Tim Fullbrook, 'Eriksson says DTM race one at Zolder was ‘hardest race of my life’',, (, 18/05/2019),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  19. Tamara Aller, 'Joel Eriksson: “I didn’t expect Nico to dive at the last moment”',, (Touring Car Times, 06/07/2019),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
  20. 'Joel Eriksson leaves BMW DTM team',, (Joel Eriksson, 18/12/2019),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  21. Gabriel Nica, 'Augusto Farfus and Joel Eriksson to Race BMW M6 GT3 in Macau',, (BMW Blog, 04/09/2019),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  22. 'Joel Eriksson to test for DS Virgin Racing',, (ABB FIA Formula E, 03/01/2018),, (Accessed 19/02/2019)
  23. Scott Mitchell, 'Audi's Muller sets lap record in Formula E rookie test',, (Motorsport Network, 14/01/2018),, (Accessed 19/02/2020)
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