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Maximilian Günther
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Germany.png German
P.o.B. Flag of Germany.png Oberstdorf, Germany
D.o.B. 2 July 1997
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2018 Ad Diriyah E-Prix
Final Race Unknown
Best Unknown
First Win Flag of Chile.png 2020 Santiago E-Prix
Teams Flag of the United States.png GEOX Dragon
Formula E Career
Entries 44 (44 Starts)
Wins 3
Poles 0
F.L.s 0
T.P.s 89
Podiums 4
FanBoosts 1
Current Season
Team Flag of France.png Nissan E.Dams
Number Standings Points
22 18th 2

Maximilian Günther (born 2 July 1997 in Oberstdorf, Germany) is a German racing driver, who competes in the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with BMW i Andretti Motorsport.[1] Entering his third season of FE having originally driven for GEOX DRAGON during the 2018/19 season, Günther's pre-FE achievements include being twice runner-up in ADAC Formel Masters, top ten finishes in European Formula 3 (including second and third in 2016 and 2017 respectively) and victory at the 2017 Pau Grand Prix.[2]

After a season fighting for two points finishes with Dragon, Günther secured a move to the factory BMW-Andretti team for the 2019/20 season.[3] Partnering factory driver Alexander Sims, Günther would go on to secure two victories for the Bavarian marque, although he would only score points at one more round en-route to ninth in the Championship.[4]


Born in Oberstdorf, Günther began his career in karts in 2006, achieving major titles in ADAC branded championships, before moving to single-seaters in 2011 in the Formula BMW Talent Cup, achieving second on debut, and followed that up as twice runner-up of the ADAC Formel Masters Championship.[5]

The European Years

In 2015, Günther joined the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Mucke Motorsport and later the Prema Powerteam, competing alongside Felix Rosenqvist, current and future Formula One drivers Charles Leclerc, Lance Stroll and George Russell and other F1-backed names such as Antonio Giovinazzi and Callum Ilott. Gunther achieved his maiden victory at the Norisring and finished eighth in the overall championship.[6]

In 2016, Günther returned for a second season, competing full time with Prema.[7] He achieved four wins and finished vice-champion to teammate Stroll, earning Günther another contract with Prema for a third season in 2017.[8] It was another strong season for the German, with victory at the prestigious Pau Grand Prix, as well as four additional wins, leaving him third behind Lando Norris and Joel Eriksson in the Championship.

In 2017, Günther was named reserve driver for the Mercedes DTM team.[9]

Formula Foundation

In August 2017, Günther received sponsorship from the BWT Group, leading to a promotion to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Arden Interantional.[10][11] Günther would go on to claim one victory in his rookie season, although an offer to join the FIA Formula E Championship saw the German cut-short his stint in F2 to concentrate on his new commitments.[12]

Formula E History

In December 2017, Dragon Racing named Günther as one of the drivers they would be bringing to the 2018 Rookie Test in Marrakech, partnering the German racer with Andrea Caldarelli.[13] After finishing in the top five in both sessions, Günther was named as the outfit's reserve driver two months later.[14]

Debut Dreams

Following Jérôme d'Ambrosio's departure from Dragon at the end of the 2017/18 season, Günther was seen as the favourite to replace him after becoming the lead test driver for the American outfit alongside José María López.[15] In October 2018, the German racer was duly named as one of the drivers who would drive the number six Dragon car at the Valencia Test sharing the three day test with Ferrari-backed F2 rival Antonio Fuoco.[16] Ultimately, Günther was chosen to partner López for the 2018/19 season, with Fuoco becoming the team's reserve.[12]

Günther's maiden FE campaign began fairly quietly, with the German racer claiming fifteenth at the season opening Ad Diriyah E-Prix.[17] A more competitive run to twelfth followed in Marrakech, only for all of Günther's momentum to be stopped by a failure at the 2019 Santiago E-Prix.[18] Indeed, Dragon would subsequently drop the German racer in favour of Felipe Nasr, although Günther was retained as their test/reserve driver with Nasr expected to miss two rounds before the season was over.[19]

Nasr raced at the following three rounds, before Günther returned for the 2019 Rome E-Prix as Nasr was busy racing in IMSA.[20] Günther would impress on his return, grabbing a slot in Super Pole, although a disappointing race saw the German racer finish down in nineteenth after running out of energy.[20] Yet, his expectations of returning to his development work would not be fulfilled, for Nasr opted to leave the team in order to focus on his IMSA title bid.[21]

With Nasr out of the picture Günther was to race for Dragon through to the end of the season, and duly delivered his best result of the season in Paris, securing fifth place and his maiden points finish.[21] A puncture at the 2019 Monaco E-Prix followed, causing Günther to retire, before a quiet run to fourteenth at his home race in Berlin.[22] Another Super Pole appearance followed in Bern for Günther, with the German racer battling to fifth in the race itself.[23]

A disappoint end to the season saw Günther pick up damage in both of the New York City E-Prix, meaning he failed to add to his tally.[24] He hence finished the campaign in seventeenth in the Championship with 20 points, seventeen more than teammate López.[24]

Beamer Boost: 2019/20

In July 2019, Günther partook in a private test with BMW i Andretti Motorsport amid rumours he would be replacing a reportedly DS Techeetah-bound António Félix da Costa.[25][26] In September 2019, the outfit confirmed Günther would race for them in the 2019/20 season.[3]

Andretti's Answer?: 2020/21

Günther re-signed with the BMW-Andretti squad ahead of the 2020/21 Formula E World Championship, becoming the team's lead driver as Jake Dennis took over the second seat.[1] Unfortunately for Günther it would be an inauspicious start to the season, with the German racer crashing out of the season opening 2021 Diriyah E-Prix I while running in the midfield.[27] It was then a repeat performance for Günther in the second Diriyah E-Prix, with the #28 BMW this time tangling with Tom Blomqvist to end his race early.[28]

Placed in group four for the 2021 Rome E-Prix I, Günther would manage to get into Super Pole for the third race of the season, although he would start the race down in eleventh due to a penalty he carried over from Diriyah for his Blomqvist collision.[29] A busy race saw Günther fight at the tail end of the points, with the German youth duly scoring his first points of the campaign in ninth place after penalties were applied to other drivers.[29] Another Super Pole appearance would follow in the 2021 Rome E-Prix II, with Günther this time able to fight at the head of the field throughout the race before settling for fifth on the road.[30]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining title="Form's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Maximilian Günther during their FE career:

Maximilian Günther's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2018/19 Flag of the United States.png GEOX Dragon[12] 6 Penske EV-3 17th 20
2019/20 Flag of the United States.png BMW i Andretti Motorsport[3] 28 BMW iFE.20 9th 69
2020/21 Flag of the United States.png BMW i Andretti Motorsport[1] 28 BMW iFE.21

Career Results

Below is a table showing Maximilian Günther's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Morocco.png Flag of Chile.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of Hong Kong.png Flag of China.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of France.png Flag of Monaco.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Switzerland.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United States.png 17th 20
15th 12th Ret 19th 5th Ret 14th 5th Ret 19th
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Chile.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of Morocco.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png 9th 69
18th 11th 1st 11th 2ndG DSQ Ret 1st Ret NC 12th
2020/21 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Spain.png Flag of Spain.png Flag of Monaco.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png 16th 66
Ret Ret 9th 5th Ret 12th 5th 12th 7th 1st 10th 18th 6th 8th 15th


Images and Videos:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'BMW i Andretti Motorsport retains Max Guenther for season seven',, (ABB FIA Formula E, 19/08/2020),, (Accessed 19/08/2020)
  2. 'Dragon appoints F3 graduate and F2 racer Gunther to Formula E role',, (Autosport, 04/03/2018),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'BREAKING: Guenther secures BMW drive while Da Costa parts ways',, (FIA Formula E, 09/09/2019),, (Accessed 09/09/2019)
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Ber20R3
  5. 'Congratulations Maximilian Günther: New Championship Leader FIA Formula-3',, (Neuschwansteiner, 17/06/2018),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  6. 'Maximilian Günther wins Norisring thriller',, (FIA, 27/06/2015),, {Accessed 17/06/2018)
  7. 'Maximilian Gunther gets Prema F3 deal for 2016',, (FormulaScout, 22/12/2015),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  8. 'Prema retains Mercedes DTM reserve Gunther for 2017 F3 season',, (Motorsport Network, 28/02/2017),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  9. 'Maximilian Günther promoted to DTM test and reserve driver',, (F3 FIA European Championship, 27/01/2017),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  10. 'Max and BWT agree to work together',, (Max Gunther, 18/08/2017),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  11. 'Maximilian Günther joins F2 with Arden International',, (FIA Formula 2 Championship, 13/02/2018),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Sam Smith, 'Guenther to Join Lopez at Dragon',, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 07/11/2018),, (Accessed 07/11/2018)
  13. 'European F3 ace Maximilian Gunther gets Formula E test with Dragon',, (Autosport, 23/12/2017),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  14. 'Dragon appoints F3 graduate and F2 racer Gunther to Formula E role',, (Autosport, 04/03/2018),, (Accessed 17/06/2018)
  15. 'Lopez stays at Dragon FE team for 2018/19',, (, 11/10/2018),, {Accessed 16/10/2018)
  16. 'Entry list announced ahead of pre-season testing',, (FIA Formula E, 15/10/2018),, (Accessed 16/10/2018)
  17. 'Race Report: Da Costa - 'We did it baby, we're back!',, (FIA Formula E, 15/12/2018),, (Accessed 15/12/2018)
  18. 'Bird storms to victory in sweltering Santiago showdown',, (FIA Formula E, 26/01/2019),, (Accessed 27/01/2019)
  19. Sam Smith, 'Nasr to Replace Guenther at GEOX Dragon',, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 05/02/2019),, (Accessed 05/02/2019)
  20. 20.0 20.1 'Emotional maiden win for Evans in Rome, Lotterer second',, (FIA Formula E, 13/04/2019),, (Accessed 13/04/2019)
  21. 21.0 21.1 'Frijns emerges victorious in frantic French E-Prix',, (FIA Formula E, 27/04/2019),, (Accessed 27/04/2019)
  22. 'Di Grassi victorious in the battle for Berlin, home race victory for Audi',, (FIA Formula E, 25/05/2019),, (Accessed 25/05/2019)
  23. 'Vergne victorious in frantic battle for Bern ahead of Championship finale',, (FIA Formula E, 22/06/2019),, (Accessed 23/06/2019)
  24. 24.0 24.1 'Frijns wins while Vergne claims historic two-time Championship title in New York',, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2019),, (Accessed 15/07/2019)
  25. Sam Smith, 'BMW to Test Guenther in Spain',, (John Dagys Media LLC, 28/07/2019),, (Accessed 14/08/2019)
  26. Sam Smith, 'Da Costa and BMW Split; DS Techeetah Deal Imminent',, (John Dagys Media LLC, 06/08/2019),, (Accessed 14/08/2019)
  27. 'Nyck de Vries storms to maiden win in Formula E's first night race; the season-opening 2021 Diriyah E-Prix',, (FIA Formula E, 26/02/2021),, (Accessed 26/02/2021)
  28. 'Jaguar Racing's Sam Bird soars to Round 2 victory at Diriyah',, (FIA Formula E, 27/02/2021),, (Accessed 27/02/2021)
  29. 29.0 29.1 'Jean-Eric Vergne conquers frenetic Rome E-Prix Round 3',, (FIA Formula E, 10/04/2021),, (Accessed 10/04/2021)
  30. 'Redemption for Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome as Mercedes driver seals Round 4 victory',, (FIA Formula E, 11/04/2021),, (Accessed 11/04/2021)
2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
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2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
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