Brendon Hartley to make Formula E debut in Season Six

The double FIA WEC World champion and former Formula One driver will compete with Geox Dragon Racing in the 2019/20 season; his first in the all-electric series. 

Hartley is the first driver officially announced for the team for next season.

The 29 year old is excited to join the series and take on a new challenge, hoping he can bring his experiences from previous race series to Formula E.

“I’m happy to be taking on a new challenge in Formula E together with Geox Dragon racing,” he explained.

“Formula E is totally different from any other race series I’ve been in, but I am hoping my experience in many categories with energy management will pay dividends and give me a head start as a rookie.”

Season five proved difficult for the Dragon team finishing 10th in the team’s standing with only 44 points. 

But the Kiwi driver is positive the team can see some success next season.  

“I’ve already started working with most of the Geox Dragon team, and I have a strong feeling that we can share some good success together in the coming season.” 

Jay Penske, Team boss of Geox Dragon Racing also shares this optimism going into season six with Hartley joining the team. 

“Brendon is a real racer.” said Penske. “He has a unique combination of experience, intellect, and racecraft that will allow him to maximize the potential of the new Penske EV-4 powertrain,”

“Most importantly, he shares our hunger, and our determination to take the fight to the incredible field of major manufacturers this season.” he added.

There is still some uncertainty surrounding who will partner Hartley next season with no confirmed seats for season five driver Jose-Maria Lopez. Whilst other season five Dragon driver Maximilian Gunther has been testing for BMW with rumours surrounding a move to the German team for him, after the departure of Antonio Felix Da Costa.

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