Dragon Racing has revealed its Season Four livery on the new Penske EV-2, which Jerome d’Ambrosio and Neel Jani will campaign in 2017/18.
The car will revert to a similar livery it ran in the 2015/16 season when it finished fourth in the teams’ standings after a victory for d’Ambrosio in Mexico City and two additional podiums from the Belgian.
The change comes after a single season when it was known as the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team, in deference to former technical partners, EV technology startup company Faraday Future.
This relationship ended in September and the official entry reverts to Dragon Racing.
E-racing365 revealed earlier this week that plans for Porsche engineers to work alongside the team this season had been shelved.
The Penske EV-2 features a motor and inverter provided by technology specialist Magneti Marelli. It marks the second consecutive season the Italian company has supplied the team.
Dragon has re-engineered its previously Mahindra supplied gearbox, gearbox casing and suspension packaging for the coming season. The Jay Penske co-owned American team is looking to fight back from its least competitive campaign so far last season when it ended up eighth in the standings.
The team will also utilize a single speed gear mechanism for the first time in Season Four.
“Preparations for the new season went well,” Dragon’s Engineering Director Nigel Bereford told e-racing365.
“The car was extremely reliable throughout the summer testing period and I think we only had one day out of 15 which was interrupted by a reliability issue. The car is a significant improvement on the Season Three car, which was not half bad itself, we just failed to exploit the potential properly.”
“We have attacked our engineering shortcomings and, although that process is still ongoing, there is cause for a lot of optimism.”