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Guenther Confirmed at Dragon for 2018-19

Maximilian Guenther’s move to Geox Dragon Racing confirmed after months of speculation…

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Maximilian Guenther has been confirmed at Geox Dragon Racing for the 2018-19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season, joining Jose Maria Lopez at the American team.

The German single-seater driver has been linked to Dragon for several months, and e-racing365 reported last week that a deal had been signed for him to make his Formula E race debut.

“I’m really happy to compete with Dragon in the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E championship,” he said.

“We made great progress during our development with the more powerful and complex Gen 2 car. It’s an exciting challenge for both the engineers and the driver, and I’m enjoying every second driving it.

“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.”

Dragon finished ninth in the teams’ standings last season following a challenging campaign for Lopez and Jerome d’Ambrosio.

Its best result came when d’Ambrosio, who moves to Mahindra Racing this season, finished third in the Zurich E-Prix.

“I’m very pleased to give Max the opportunity to race in the No. 6 car this season,” said Dragon team principal, founder and owner Jay Penske.

“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 confirmation of Guenther leaves just one seat on the Formula E grid unfilled, with the identity of Sebastien Buemi’s Nissan e.dams teammate still yet to be confirmed.

Oliver Rowland replaced Alexander Albon, who was initially set for the seat, on short notice at the Valencia pre-season test last month.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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