In 2018, Maximilian Günther joined the FIA Formula 2 Championship – the best racing series in the world for young drivers. This now leaves him just one step away from his major goal. The racing series takes place together with the FIA Formula 1 Championship and is just one tier below the legendary racing series. Maximilian Günther is the only German driver competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and is the next direct contender for a Formula 1 cockpit. Maximilian is also the test and substitute driver for Jay Penske’s US Formula E Team “Dragon Racing”.
After coming in second in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Maximilian Günther again secured a place on the podium in 2017. Maximilian was already dominating race tracks in his early years. With many ADAC Formula Masters wins under his belt, the now 20-year-old played already an important part of Germany’s most important youth program early on: the Deutsche Post Speed Academy.
With the support of Mercedes-Benz, Maximilian joined the Formula Junior series in 2015. With his win at Norisring, Maximilian’s talent was already on full display during his rookie year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Four wins and an overall second place finish in the 2016 European Championship underscored his continual development, which concluded with the Formula 3 Championship in 2017. With another 5 wins and 61 points more than in the previous year, he showcased his ability and ended up being the best driver using a Mercedes engine.