Geox Dragon reveals new livery for 2019/20 challenger

New look for the all-American team's new Gen2 challenger ahead of the season opener in Saudi Arabia on November 22 and 23.

Ahead of the 2019/20 season opener in Saudi Arabia on November 22 and 23, Geox Dragon drivers Brendon Hartley and Nico Mueller pulled the covers off it's new-look challenger in Venice, while highlighting the team's commitment sustainability.  

With a striking black and white design with red accents the Penske EV-4 joins one of the most competitive grids in motorsport history. As one of the founding teams of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the 2019/20 season will be the first time Geox Dragon will stand alone as the sole independent entry as the team's in-house powertrain goes up against 12 teams, including new manufacturers Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. 

Building on the team's history in the all-electric series, the new livery is an evolution on last season's design, which features an 'X' draped over the car, representing the team’s title partner Geox.

“This season is a landmark season for the team and the championship," said Jay Penske, Owner of Geox Dragon and Penske Autosport. "The entire organisation has done tremendous work throughout last season and during the off season to get us to this point, and I am pleased to be racing a livery that really represents our approach, our principles, and our spirit. I look forward to the start of the season next week in Diriyah.

Alongside the livery reveal, the outfit used the location for the event to highlight the devastating impacts of climate change alongside the team's commitment to promoting the uptake of more sustainable mobility. 

“Electric mobility is a strategic lever and a solution to the growing need for sustainable cities in Italy, too" pointed out Massimo Leonardo, Director of Strategy& (PWC) during the round-table discussion. 

"Italy is still at a disadvantage because it lags behind other European countries. However, enterprises from the automotive industry to the energy sector are putting in place massive investment plans which focus on sustainable and digital technology. 

"Even though the number of electric-car registrations is still quite low, the growth rate reaches three figures each passing year. 

"This sport is necessary if we are to achieve the objectives that Italy has set itself in the National Energy and Climate Plan of 6 million electric cars in 2030.”  

With Formula E serving as a test bed for the latest all-electric technology, the series promotes the development and adoption of more sustainable methods of transport and mobility. 

"Geox's involvement in Formula-E racing is part of its sustainability and environmental-protection project along with its partnership with the WWF and other initiatives which serve to improve the climate and people’s living conditions, said Geox Founder and Chairman, Mario Moretti Polegato.

Sporting an entirely new driver line-up consisting of rookies Brendon Hartley and Nico Mueller, the team will look to improve on its last season in the all-electric championship after it finished second from the bottom of the Teams' standings. This came on the back of a similarly tough 2017/18 as the all-American squad, founded by Jay Penske and Stephen Luczo in 2007, recorded just one podium finish on their way to ninth place. 

“I am thrilled to be lining up in this car next week in Diriyah. The livery is unlike anything else in racing, and I could not be more excited to share the finished product,” said Hartley. 

With all eyes on Hartley and Mueller, together, the pair will take on one of the competitive line ups in motorsport history as they challenge for the team's title behind the wheel of the Penske EV-4.