10 Jul 20
Geox Dragon has been a mainstay of Formula E since the inaugural season, competing in every race to date. Founded by Jay Penske in 2007, the outfit is the only all-American team on the grid.
With a history dating back to very first Formula E race in Beijing, 2014, the team entered the all-electric series after seven years competing in IndyCar. Founded by Jay Penske in 2007, Geox Dragon is headquartered in Los Angeles, California – the largest single metropolitan EV (electric vehicle) market in the world – with additional operations at Silverstone in the UK.
Getting off to a strong start, the team finished runners-up to Renault e.dams in the inaugural season before dropping to fourth the following year. For the third season of Formula E (2016/17) the team partnered up with Californian electric car maker Faraday Future to become Faraday Future Dragon Racing. Despite the new partnership, the team finished eighth, scoring just 41 points over the course of the season. Parting ways with Faraday Future for the 2017/18 season, the team rebranded back to Dragon. With Jose “Pechito” Maria Lopez and Jerome d'Ambrosio behind the wheel, the team finished a tough season second from the bottom.
For the 2018/19 season, the team partnered with Italian fashion house Geox to be called the Geox Dragon team. The newly branded outfit paired frontman Jose-Maria Lopez with rookie Maximilian Gunther as they challenged for the title in the fifth season behind the wheel of the new Gen2 Penske EV-3. In the most challenging season to date, the team finished its fifth campaign tenth in the team standings without a podium finish.
For Geox Dragon's sixth season in the series, the team signed former Formula One and World Endurance Car Champion Brendon Hartley and former Audi Abt Schaeffler test and reserve driver Nico Muller. Together, the pair will take on one of the competitive line ups in motorsport history as they challenge for the team's title.