Geox Dragon Formula E Team announced Antonio Fuoco as Test and Reserve Driver to the Season 5 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Geox Dragon decision followed a fantastic career in the FIA Formula 2 European Championship and a strong test with the team at the Season 5 ABB FIA Formula E Test in Valencia, Spain.
Fuoco got his first taste of an electric single-seater during the Season 5 Formula E Test in Valencia, Spain. Despite his limited experience, the young Italian shined on Day 3 of testing, setting the 11th fastest lap out of 22 drivers in mixed conditions. Following this impressive outing, Team Owner and Principal, Jay Penske elected to contract Fuoco to provide testing and development services during testing sessions, as well as attend races as the Team’s Reserve Driver.
I want to drive in the Formula E Championship because the level of the drivers and teams are among the highest in all of Motorsport – explains Fuoco. Racing on the streets in the center of some of the most interesting cities in the world is also a very exciting challenge for me.
I think the All-New Season 5 Formula E format is very intriguing, and the Gen2 Penske EV-3 not only looks cool but is very challenging to drive. I enjoy this challenge; it is a lot of fun. I hope Geox Dragon can finish with great results this season, and I will do the maximum to help the team succeed!
We are very excited for Antonio to become an integral part of the organization – said Jay Penske, Dragon’s Founder, Owner, and Team Principal. We have a lot of work to do to build on the momentum from the end of last season and are making rapid progress towards our goals. I expect Antonio’s capabilities, feedback, and intuition will help us quickly achieve these objectives, and I am looking forward to seeing the results of our efforts.