Conway replaces Villeneuve at Venturi
22 January 2016 – Venturi has replaced Jacques Villeneuve with Mike Conway ahead of the next Formula E round in Argentina, following a "mutual agreement" to part ways with the 1997 Formula 1 World Champion.
Villeneuve partnered Stéphane Sarrazin at the first three events of the season, but failed to score points in China and Malaysia, and did not start the most recent race in Uruguay after a qualifying crash.
British racer Conway, a team-mate of Sarrazin's at Toyota in the WEC, will step in.
"Venturi is a top team in Formula E so it's great to be able to join," said Conway, 32.
"The series is innovative and quite unique. It is quickly growing momentum and it's attractive to a lot of manufacturers to showcase their technologies, so it's exciting to be a part of it."
Conway has a strong record on street circuits, which make up the entire Formula E calendar, having triumphed at Macau in Formula 3, Monaco in GP2 and Long Beach, Detroit and Toronto in IndyCar.
He said: "I have always liked street tracks; they are very challenging compared to a normal circuit. Normally they're very bumpy and have different grip levels throughout the lap, so they are a lot of fun!"
Buenos Aires hosts the fourth round of the 2015/16 campaign on February 6.