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Guenther makes Nissan e.dams switch

Maximilian Guenther will replace Oliver Rowland at Nissan e.dams for Season 8.

Rowland leaves the team after three seasons, in which he took five podium finishes including a race victory in Berlin in 2020.

Guenther made his FE debut in Season 5 for Dragon Racing, making the step up from a mixed season in the FIA Formula 2 championship.

His FE debut was also a mixed season, though he out performed team-mate Jose Maria Lopez despite missing three races.

Then came a switch to BMW Andretti, where he really solidified his place as one of the quickest drivers in the championship. He became the championship’s youngest race winner when he won the 2020 Santiago E-Prix, and went on to take two more wins over the next two seasons.

The luck hadn’t quite been there for Guenther in 2021, who finished only 16th in the championship standings, but he aims to contribute to Nissan’s success as he makes the switch for the 2021-22 season.

“It makes me feel very proud to become part of the Nissan e.dams family,” he said. “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 honour and a great new step in my career. I’m looking forward to this exciting journey.”

Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta added: “I am delighted to welcome Maximilian to the Nissan global motorsports family. 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 motorsport series.”

Mitsunori Takaboshi remains as the team’s test and reserve driver, while Jann Mardenborough stays on as the team’s sim driver.

Bethonie Waring

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