Dragon Racing will return to its former name next season, with Faraday Future now removed from the official entry for the 2017/18 season.

The team entered into a multi-year partnership with the electric car start-up last season which included rebranding the team as Faraday Future Dragon Racing.

Although the name has been removed the entry, Faraday Future has confirmed to technology website The Verge that their technical partnership remains.

“We maintain our partnership with Dragon Racing and continue to honour our commitments as evidenced by our testing for season 4 in the past few weeks,” they said. “We do not have a comment pertaining to the name change.

“We will still have a presence at the Formula E races as we continue to support the team as a technical partner, integrating our FF engineers with the Dragon Racing team.”

The fourth season which starts in December will see Formula E veteran Jerome d’Ambrosio partnered with Porsche LMP1 driver Neel Jani, replacing Loic Duval.

While still technically working with Faraday Future, Dragon Racing will return to being an independent on the grid. A source of The Verge suggests that the team are eyeing potential incoming manufacturers should Faraday Future make a full withdrawal.

Mercedes and Porsche have both stated their intention to enter Formula E in the 2019/2020 season, along with Audi who entered through their association with ABT Schaeffler.

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