Maximilian Guenther will be one of the next two drivers in the Nissan e.dams line-up in the Formula E World Championship. To make it official is the Japanese manufacturer, which has also announced that the German driver will join Sebastien Buemi in this eighth season of the “ Electric Championship “.
The Teutonic, born in 1997, showed an incredible pace in Formula E races, taking three wins and a second place. Results that follow the successes achieved in the junior categories, in fact, after finishing second in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with 10 races won, he moved on to Formula 2, winning a victory and a podium. Guenther’s Formula E career as a rookie began in 2018.
Nissan e.dams: Guenther’s statements
“I am very proud – said the Oberstdorf native – to join the Nissan e.dams family. The team has great ambitions in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and I am very motivated to contribute to the success of this project. It is an honor to race for one of the biggest manufacturers in the world and a great step forward for my career. I can’t wait to start this exciting journey. “
Nissan awaits the start of the eighth season (2021/2022), the fourth for the team, to continue developing performance, technology and activities for the championship.
Nissan e.dams: the management point of view
“We are thrilled to see how much passion and grit Maximilian will bring to the team,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan Global Motorsports Director. “In his debut season in Formula E he took his first ever win by establishing himself as the youngest winning driver in the history of the championship.”
“I am delighted to welcome Maximilian to Nissan’s Global Motorsports family,” said Ashwani Gupta, Chief Operating Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Maximilian brings all of his experience, having three victories in Formula E behind him. I am sure that in a short time he will integrate perfectly and that he will be successful in one of the most talented disciplines of any motorsport world championship.”
For Nissan, Formula E is the ideal platform to introduce a wide audience to the performance and driving pleasure of zero-emission cars. In line with its goal of being carbon neutral across all operations and product lifecycles by 2050, Nissan will electrify all new vehicles sold in key markets by the early 2030s.
“Our long-term commitment to Formula E gives us a great platform to demonstrate the performance of our zero-emissions technology. Furthermore, participation in the championship allows us to transfer knowledge and technology from the track to the road to improve the cars for customers, ”said Gupta.
“Maximilian’s entry into the team is an exciting new chapter in our history in Formula E”, said Gregory Driot, Co-team Principal of Nissan e.dams. “His speed and determination will be a precious asset to further grow the team.”
Mitsunori Takaboshi will continue to be the team’s test and reserve driver. Former Nissan GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough will remain the team’s official simulator driver.
The welcome of the stable mate
While it is learned that Mitsunori Takaboshi will continue to be the test and reserve driver of the team, to greet the arrival of Maximilian Guenther in the Nissan e.dams Formula E team the declarations of a happy Sebastien Buemi also arrived. The Swiss said: “I am happy to know that I will be racing with Maximilian from the eighth season. He is an extraordinary driver with a great race pace and I am looking forward to working with him. I feel we have all the potential to be successful and we hope to get some wins next season. “