Former Formula One driver and current sportscar driver Felipe Nasr is will replace Maximilian Gunther at GEOX Dragon.
The Brazilian will make his debut in Mexico and will fill the seat for the remainder of the season. Nasr does have a conflict with the Rome E-Prix so is set to miss this round of the championship.
Max Gunther looks set to step in for Rome but will sit out the rest of the season and fill stay with the team as their test driver. The first 3 rounds of the championship have been challenging with crashes in qualifying in the first two rounds and 0 points scored so far.
Gunther had limited running in the Gen2 car prior to Ad Diriyah and on track incidents since have reduced his track time further.
Gunther was running high in the points before his Dragon shut down and would have probably finished in the top 6 otherwise.
Gunther has said that he was aware he wouldn’t be racing for the whole season but expects to make another appearance.
“It was clear from the beginning that I would share the season at Geox Dragon with another driver.”
“I know that I will be racing for Geox Dragon again this season. Until then, I will continue to do the simulator work and be a test and replacement driver for the team.”
“I had a lot of fun in Santiago de Chile, where I had a great race after my super qualifying until my retirement and I am looking forward to returning to the Penske EV-3 soon.”
In his first year of Formula 2 last year he impressed with the BWT Arden team taking podiums and a win in Silverstone.
The Dragon isn’t the quickest on the grid and Gunther handled himself as well as he could in the circumstances.
“Felipe has demonstrated incredible talent, scoring 29 points in his two seasons in Formula 1, and winning the 2018 IMSA Prototype Championship,” said team owner Jay Penske.
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