Dragon appoints F3 graduate and F2 racer Gunther to Formula E role

Formula 2 racer Maximilian Gunther has been appointed test and reserve driver for the Dragon Racing Formula E team

Dragon appoints F3 graduate and F2 racer Gunther to Formula E role

Gunther will graduate from European Formula 3, where he was a race winner, to F2 this season with Arden.

He drove for Dragon in the FE rookie test in Marrakech in January and impressed with both his one-lap pace and his longer runs.

As part of his role, Gunther will likely take part in the team's development testing for the 2018/19 FE car.

"I'm really looking forward to working with Dragon in Formula E," said Gunther.

"In the rookie tests in Marrakech, I was given a great reception by the entire crew and made to feel at home right from the start.

"I was very impressed by the professionalism they bring to the job, and I now want to play my part in ensuring that the team continues to be successful in the future."

Gunther scored five wins and three pole positions on his way to third place in the 2017 Euro F3 standings, and joins Honda Formula 1 junior Nirei Fukuzumi at Arden in F2 this season.

Though he is continuing on the traditional single-seater path, Gunther said FE "offers incredible potential".

"Formula E has become very big in a very short time," he said.

"The current line-up with so many well-known drivers and champions shows the importance of the series within motorsport.

"I see Formula E as a very exciting opportunity for the future, and I'm glad to be part of the action at this early stage."

shares
comments
Mexico City Formula E: Mahindra's Felix Rosenqvist explains failure

Previous article

Mexico City Formula E: Mahindra's Felix Rosenqvist explains failure

Next article

Lotterer predicts pitstop injury risk at every Formula E race

Lotterer predicts pitstop injury risk at every Formula E race
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula E
Drivers Maximilian Gunther
Teams Dragon Racing
Author Scott Mitchell
How Formula E stood up to F1 comparisons in Monaco Plus

How Formula E stood up to F1 comparisons in Monaco

OPINION: It was no surprise to anybody that the laptimes achieved by Formula E cars on the full Monaco circuit were much slower than Formula 1. But perhaps the more relevant comparison was in the racing spectacle, where FE delivered in spades

How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover Plus

How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover

Formula E faced much criticism in the wake of its maligned Valencia event. In need of a turnaround, the series' first use of Monaco's iconic Formula 1 layout provided it with the injection of thrills required to clear the fog that had enveloped the paddock

Formula E
May 10, 2021
How Valencia E-Prix farce left Formula E with an image problem Plus

How Valencia E-Prix farce left Formula E with an image problem

Formula E was under the microscope at Valencia, on its first visit to a permanent circuit. But after a mere nine drivers were left classified following Saturday's Valencia E-Prix, the electric championship once more faced criticism after rising energy deductions and miscalculations produced a farcical affair

Formula E
Apr 25, 2021
The silver bullet signing that has launched Jaguar into title contention Plus

The silver bullet signing that has launched Jaguar into title contention

It's taken a long time for Jaguar to reach the cusp of contending for championships in Formula E. But, after last season's challenge crumbled in Berlin, the team has been bolstered by a top-line arrival who has helped to end an unwanted 30-year wait

Formula E
Apr 22, 2021
How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome Plus

How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome

Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow

Formula E
Apr 12, 2021
What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future Plus

What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future

Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits

Formula E
Mar 24, 2021
Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start Plus

Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start

With the new Formula E season belatedly getting underway in Saudi Arabia, the championship appeared to try to make up for lost time with an overspill of action and controversy on and off the track. While some talking points could have serious repercussions, it was an explosive opener for many reasons

Formula E
Mar 1, 2021
How Andretti is planning for life after BMW Plus

How Andretti is planning for life after BMW

Michael Andretti's team is a Formula E ever-present and that's not about to change despite BMW's forthcoming exit. But, with both its drivers contracted to the German giant and McLaren weighing up a possible entry, some key decisions lie ahead

Formula E
Feb 26, 2021