2019: My Motorsport Year

Hello. Yes, contrary to popular belief I am alive and well. It’s been an odd past twelve months both within motorsport and also on a more personal level. Although I have been able to travel with Formula E further than ever before, as well as experiencing new and exciting motorsport championships for the first time, there have been some, let’s call them ‘hiccups’ along the way which have made this year quite a challenging one away from motorsport.

Now, if you have ever read one of these “my motorsport year pieces” on my website, you will know I treat them as a not-so-secret diary entry. I just sit at my laptop, often with constant refills of tea or something stronger if it is available, and just blurt down all my highs and lows from the past year. I will do the same this year, just as I will continue to do until I am old and grey, sharing with you all the embarrassing details along the way!

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Max-imum Potential: Günther’s Future In Formula E

Aged just 21, it could be easy to label Maximilian Günther as just another ‘rising star’ in motorsport. However, he is more than that. So much more.

The young German found himself in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship before being handed a promotion into FIA Formula 2 with Arden International in 2018. Despite this impressive racing resume, all this was cut-short when Günther got the call up for a ‘full-time’ drive in FIA Formula E with Dragon Racing for season five. I say ‘full-time’ in inverted commas as it gets a little confusing, you will see why later.

With a trusted source telling me Günther will be in the car until the season finale in New York this July, I took the time to catch up with the young racer to hear why he has decided to risk his career for Formula E despite still technically representing the team on a race-by-race basis.

“I really enjoy Formula E,” Günther starts with a beaming smile. “Formula E is a very modern championship with attack mode, different power levels and the very nice-looking cars. It is really cool and offers unpredictable races. There are a lot of different winners too. We don’t really know what to expect as spectators or as a driver, so it makes it very interesting!

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