YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan e.dams is excited to announce Maximilian Guenther as its new Nissan e.dams Formula E racing driver. Guenther will partner with Sebastien Buemi from season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The German racer has shown incredible pace in the all-electric Formula E racing series with three victories and a second place podium. This follows success in junior categories; he became runner-up in the FIA Formula 3 Championship scoring 10 race wins. He then moved up into FIA Formula 2 taking a race victory and a podium. Guenther started his rookie season in Formula E in 2018.
Guenther said: “It makes me feel very proud to become part of the Nissan e.dams family. The team has big ambitions in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and I’m full of motivation to contribute to the success of this project. To compete for one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world is an honor and a great new step in my career. I’m looking forward to this exciting journey.”
Nissan looks forward to season eight (2021/2022), its fourth season in Formula E, to continue to shape and implement its performance, technology and activities for the series.
“We are excited to see the passion and drive Maximilian will bring to the team,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsports director. “During his Formula E debut season, the young driver clinched his first ever victory and became the youngest race winner in the series’ history.”
“I am delighted to welcome Maximilian to the Nissan global motorsports family,” said Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Maximilian brings a wealth of experience, having three Formula E race victories under his belt. I am sure that he will very quickly settle in and succeed in what is one of the most talented grids of any global motorsports series.”
Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets.
“Our long-term commitment to Formula E gives us a powerful platform from which to demonstrate the exciting performance of our zero-emission EV technology, and how racing in the all-electric series helps us build better cars for our customers through our track-to-road technology transfer engineering collaboration,” said Gupta.
“Maximilian joining our team is yet another exciting chapter in our Formula E story,” said Gregory Driot, co-team principal of Nissan e.dams. “His speed and determination will be a valuable asset to driving the race team forward.”
Mitsunori Takaboshi will continue as the team’s test and reserve driver. Former Nissan GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough will remain as the team’s official simulator driver.
“It is great news to be partnering with Maximilian from season eight. He’s an impressive driver with lots of pace, and I can’t wait to work together with him. I feel like we’re in a great place to pursue success and hopefully clinch some victories next season.”