07:30 09 Aug 2019
Ex-Formula 1 pilot Brendon Hartley will drive for Geox Dragon Racing in the 2019/20 Formula E season.
The New Zealander is the first driver officially announced for the team for next season, and he will compete in FE for the first time in his career.
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The 29-year-old, who is a double FIA WEC World Champion, is excited to race in FE and use his experience from other forms of motorsport.
“I’m happy to be taking on a new challenge in Formula E together with Geox Dragon racing,” he explained.
“Formula E is totally different from any other race series I’ve been in, but I am hoping my experience in many categories with energy management will pay dividends and give me a head start as a rookie.”
Season five proved difficult for Geox Dragon, finishing 10th in the teams’ standings with only 44 points, but Hartley is positive that they can enjoy some success in season six of FE.
“I’ve already started working with most of the Geox Dragon team, and I have a strong feeling that we can share some good success together in the coming season.”
Jay Penske, Team boss of Geox Dragon Racing also shares this optimism: “Brendon is a real racer,” said Penske.
“He has a unique combination of experience, intellect, and racecraft that will allow him to maximize the potential of the new Penske EV-4 powertrain.
“Most importantly, he shares our hunger, and our determination to take the fight to the incredible field of major manufacturers this season.”
There is still some uncertainty surrounding who will partner Hartley next season, with no confirmed seat for season five driver Jose-Maria Lopez.