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Guenther Remains in Dragon Car for Paris

Max Guenther will stay in the No. 6 Penske EV-3 cockpit in Paris next weekend…

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Max Guenther will remain in the No. 6 GEOX Dragon car for next weekend’s Paris E-Prix, the American team confirmed on Friday.

Guenther was drafted back in for the Rome E-Prix due to Felipe Nasr competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Long Beach last weekend.

Nasr himself replaced Guenther after the third race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season earlier this year.

A statement from GEOX Dragon confirmed Guenther’s presence in the car for Paris.

“GEOX Dragon confirms that Maximilian Gunther will be adding an additional race to his limited program for Season Five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, as he will compete in Paris in the No. 6 Penske EV-3 alongside Jose Maria Lopez,” read the statement.

“Felipe Nasr will not race in Paris in order to focus on preparations for the next round of the IMSA Championship in order to strengthen his lead in the IMSA series standings.

“Felipe wishes his GEOX Dragon teammates good luck for next weekend’s race in the French capital.”

It remains unclear if Nasr will get back into the cockpit of a Penske EV-3 this season after competing in the Mexico City, Hong Kong and Sanya rounds.

The former Sauber F1 driver failed to finish in each of the three races he contested suffering damage from incidents in Mexico and Hong Kong, while in Sanya he stopped with a terminal Controller Area Network issue.

GEOX Dragon stated back in February that Guenther had been on an initial three-race deal before Nasr was drafted in.

Now it seems that the American team is keeping the seat open for further possible sharing between the two drivers during the remainder of the season, which runs until the New York City double-header in July.

Each car number is allowed only two driver changes per season, however Guenther’s take over of the seat in Rome does not constitute one of those changes because he was originally nominated on the season entry list.

No driver changes are permitted for the final three races of the season which will cover Bern and both of the New York City rounds.

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 from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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