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Günther happy with preparations ahead of return

Maximilian Günther feels prepared for his race return with GEOX Dragon, where he steps into the seat formerly occupied by Felipe Nasr who is in Long Beach honouring his IMSA commitments.

Günther competed in the opening three rounds of the season for the American team, taking a best finish of 12th in Hong Kong and ran in the points in Santiago before technical problems plagued his Penske EV-3.

With the German back in action in Rome, he hasn’t set any particular targets after putting in continuing work for the team behind the scenes.

“I’m looking forward to this weekend, the last few weeks have been preparing a lot with the team doing a lot of simulator work and keeping myself in a good shape,” said Günther.

“It’s just like extracting all of our package this weekend and we’ll see what will happen, so there’s no goal in terms of any result, we just have to do all weekend and see where we end up.”

Still in his rookie season, Günther spoke of the learning curve for new drivers in the series and alluded to his retirement from the Santiago E-Prix, hoping to push for a strong result in Rome.

“I mean for sure in Formula E, especially if you’re new in this championship, you learn every weekend. I generally feel well prepared for this weekend and for sure the learning curve is very steep for myself in this championship, and last time I was in the car in Santiago I felt really good, unfortunately we didn’t get the points we could have, we couldn’t deliver with a technical issue but we just have to keep pushing again.”

Amidst rumours regarding who out of Günther and Nasr will see out the season with GEOX Dragon, the German’s focus is fully on the task at hand in the Eternal City.

“There is no plan, so a plan for me is to concentrate on this weekend in Rome, and then everything else we will see after this weekend.

“I mean for sure I’m targeting to be a full time race driver. I am 21 years old and I want to race as much as I can, so the goal has to be there.”

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