No one could have expected the nightmare that season five became for the Geox Dragon team.
Between switching drivers and general lack of luck, the year was not in Dragon’s favour. Scoring just 23 points between their numerous drivers, they finished a lacklustre tenth in the constructor’s championship.
Starting out the season with Jose Maria Lopez and Maxi Gunther, the team had hoped to set the grid alight and correct their season four woes. Lopez qualified second in Riyadh, but failed to finish as his German counterpart moved up to 15th; single place above his starting position.
Santiago was the first time that scored points in season five with Lopez . Albeit, only two, but, two points were more than enough to lift the struggling team from the bottom of the leaderboard.
Unfortunately for the Dragon outlet, the team went rounds four to seven without scoring any points. Ultimately, the teams’ downfall was its lack of continuation when it came to the drivers.
Ex Formula 1 driver, Felipe Nasr, joined the team in Mexico in place Gunther.
Nasr wan’t able to change the fortunes of the team in the four races he took part in before the Brazilian left the team and Gunther returned in Rome.
From then on the team’s only bright psark was Gunther, as after a chaotic Paris E-Prix.
Gunther started fifth and finished fifth, the German rode out the hail, rain and wet track to take ten points; the most the team would score in one race day.
A single point was scored in the Monaco by Lopez, but the team failed to score any points in Berlin.
But Bern was fruitful for Dragon. Gunther matched his best place finish of fifth, scoring another ten points. His Argentine teammate was disqualified post-race for exceeding his maximum power usage (200kw).
Neither Gunther nor Lopez scored points in the final rounds in New York City, both either failing to finish or finishing outside of the top ten.
All-in-all, season five was disappointing for Geox Dragon. It seems like early days of Dragon fighting at the front of the championship are very far away from being repeated.