Nico Mueller will complete Geox Dragon Racing’s line up as he joins Brendon Hartley for season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
As an Audi factory driver, Mueller has spent the past six years competing in the DTM Championship, where he is currently second with only one more race weekend to go.
Since his single seater career started in 2008, the Swiss racer has competed in Formula Renault 3.5, GP3 where he took 3rd in 2010, and multiple Formula Renault 2.0 series with his most successful year being 2009 when he won the championship in the Swiss category.
Mueller’s first experience with Formula E came at the 2018 Rookie Test in Marrakesh where, testing for Audi Sport Abt Scheaffler, he set a new circuit record and subsequently secured the development driver role with the team.
The Swiss was next seen at the Ad Diriyah Test at the end of 2018 before appearing at the 2019 Rookie Test in Marrakesh and again setting a new circuit record.
In the press release it was revealed that Mueller has already settled in and started working with the Geox Dragon team at their Silverstone base.
“I have already met and started working with most of the team,” said Mueller. “They are an extremely motivated group of racers. They have proven their ability to win races and challenge for podiums in Formula E. They have done it before, and we aim to do it in season 6.”
“We have a big challenge ahead of us. We are an independent manufacturer, and the level of competition in Formula E is the highest in Motorsport, but I have a lot of confidence in the Team.”
“We have a compact structure, and everyone has a full grasp on the project, so together we will be able to move quickly and optimize the Penske Autosport package.”
He finished up by saying “I love street racing, and I am looking forward to lining up against the best guys out there. Formula E is particularly challenging, especially for a rookie, but I think we have an extremely exciting year ahead of us.”
The Swiss was welcomed to the team by new boss and owner of Geox Dragon and Penske Autosport, Jay Penske, “I am very excited to have Nico behind the wheel of the #7 Penske EV-4 this season.”
“Nico is a fierce competitor, and with him, we have the pieces in place to compete with the major OEM’s in this landmark Formula E season. I look forward to very solid results in the upcoming season.”