U.S.-based Geox Dragon will replace former reserve driver Maximilian Gunther with former F1 and current IMSA driver Felipe Nasr, effective with this weekend’s fourth round of the ABB Formula E championship in Mexico City.
Nasr, who drove for Sauber in Formula 1 and most recently shared driving duties in the runner-up Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, will take over the No. 6 Geox Dragon entry starting with the CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix. The Brazilian joins Argentinian José María López in the two-car team.
“Felipe has demonstrated incredible talent, scoring 29 points in his two seasons in Formula 1, and winning the 2018 IMSA Prototype Championship,” said Jay Penske, owner of Geox Dragon. “He will be an invaluable asset to the evolving Geox Dragon organization, and we are thrilled to add a driver of his caliber to the team.”
Gunther, who had replaced Jerome D’Ambrosio at the start of the 2018/19 Formula E season, had been making steady progress through the finishing order. The German will remain the team’s simulator, test and replacement driver.