Since the 2018/19 season Maximilian Günther contests with DRAGON in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and competes with the world’s most top-class racing drivers. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater racing series with the races mostly taking place on street circuits at spectacular venues including New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome and Berlin.
Maximilian worked as a test and development driver for Jay Penske’s American DRAGON team since the beginning of 2018 and was significantly involved in the development of the Gen2 car. In the same year, the 21-year-old German competed in the FIA Formula 2, where he won the prestigious race at the Grand Prix of Great Britain.
Prior to that Maximilian raced in various junior single-seater racing categories. His greatest successes to date include the runner-up title in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship 2016, the win at the historic Formula 3 Grand Prix de Pau 2017 and the win in the FIA Formula 2 at the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone. In 2016 and 2017 he also acted as test and reserve driver for the Mercedes AMG teams in the DTM and completed an extensive programme as simulator driver for the Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team. Two times Maximilian was Germany’s Motorsport Talent of the Year honoured by the Deutsche Post Speed Academy and was the ADAC Junior Motor-Sportsman of the Year 2016 voted by a panel of experts.