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Guenther Not Looking Beyond Rome E-Prix

GEOX Dragon’s Max Guenther is only concentrating on his return at the Rome E-Prix…

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GEOX Dragon returnee Max Guenther says he is not looking beyond this month’s Rome E-Prix after being confirmed as Felipe Nasr’s replacement last week.

The German started the season with the American-entered team but had to make way for Nasr at the Mexico City E-Prix in February.

The former Formula 3 race winner, who was an integral part of Dragon’s test and development program last summer, impressed at Santiago when he ran eighth for half of the race before a mechanical issue forced him to retire.

“I am not looking beyond Rome at the moment, I just want to show I can do another good job there like in Santiago,” Guenther told e-racing365.

“I have done a lot of preparation with the team over the last few weeks and I am in the simulator next week too. Right now I am only looking and focusing on Rome, not after that.”

Guenther attended both the Hong Kong and Sanya races with GEOX Dragon last month in his role as test and reserve driver.

The 20-year-old took on the position from Antonio Fuoco after Santiago. The Italian held the role until earlier this year and is believed to have left the team despite no formal communication being issued.

“It is always interesting in a way to be at races as part of the team and seeing what is happening,” said Guenther.

“It is a different objective to do that but of course I prefer to be in the cockpit because I will want to race, I need to race.”

Guenther attended last year’s Rome E-Prix with Dragon, a race which saw Jerome d’Ambrosio pick up seventh position for the team on its way to an eventual ninth place position in the standings.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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