Geox Dragon Racing’s season six lineup has been completed, with Nico Müller joining New Zealander Brendan Hartley at the American team.
Müller announced his target to return the team to the podium after they endured a difficult season five.
“I have already met and started working with most of the team.” Explained Müller. “They are an extremely motivated group of racers. They have proven their ability to win races and challenge for podiums in Formula E. They have done it before, and we aim to do it in Season 6.”
“We have a big challenge ahead of us. We are an independent manufacturer, and the level of competition in Formula E is the highest in Motorsport, but I have a lot of confidence in the Team. We have a compact structure, and everyone has a full grasp on the project, so together we will be able to move quickly and optimise the Penske Autosport package.”
Müller previously tested for Audi during the previous two seasons, and is relishing the challenge of a full-time race seat in the all-electric single seater series.
“I love street racing, and I am looking forward to lining up against the best guys out there.” Elaborated the Swiss driver. “Formula E is particularly challenging, especially for a rookie, but I think we have an extremely exciting year ahead of us. We are looking forward to competing with these major OEMs, and I am pumped to be able to put pressure on the big teams right from the start in Riyadh.”
Müller currently lies second in the DTM championship driving for Audi, with Audi boss Dieter confirming that German touring car series remains Müller’s main priority over Formula E.
Team principal Jay Penske was enthusiastic about his new signing: “I am very excited to have Nico behind the wheel of the #7 Penske EV-4 this season.” He elaborated. “Nico is a fierce competitor, and with him, we have the pieces in place to compete with the major OEM’s in this landmark Formula E season. I look forward to very solid results in the upcoming season.”
It is unknown where this leaves outgoing driver Jose Maria Lopez, who is likely to depart Formula E to focus on competing with Toyota in the World Endurance Championship.
Dragon finished 10th in the season 5 team’s championship with just 23 points, and will be hoping for a much stronger performance in season six.