Dragon Racing has announced that German racer Maximillian Gunther will partner Jose Maria Lopez at the team in season five.
Gunther is currently 14th in Formula 2 driving for BWT Arden, with 41 points. He has tested for the team extensively, most recently at the public pre-season tests in Valencia in October.
“I’m really happy to compete with Dragon in the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E championship,” says Gunther. “We made great progress during our development with the more powerful and complex Gen2 Car. It’s an exciting challenge for both the engineers and the driver, and I’m enjoying every second driving it.”
Gunther added: “The working atmosphere inside the team is fantastic, I feel really comfortable and can’t wait to get the new season started. Certainly, I will give it my all to deliver the best possible results for the team. I want to thank Jay Penske and the entire Dragon team for their trust and for giving me the opportunity to race in this first-class championship.
“I’m very pleased to give Max the opportunity to race in the no. 6 car this season,” added Jay Penske, Dragon’s Founder, Owner, and Team Principal. “Maximilian did a tremendous job building rapport with the team and working with the entire organisation on the development of the Penske EV-3. Maximilian has shown himself to be a true competitor. I’m looking forward to seeing the results of his hard work in season five.”
The only remaining spot on the season 5 grid to be decided is Alexander Albon’s seat at Nissan e.Dams, as the Thai driver has all but officially departed the team amid contract negotiations with the Toro Rosso F1 team.