Dragon Racing has announced Italian company GEOX will become its title sponsor for the new Formula E season, as well as naming Formula 2 racer Antonio Fuoco as its new test and reserve driver.

After cutting ties with American electric vehicle company Faraday Future at the end of Season 3, Dragon has raced without a title sponsor, but was entered as 'GEOX Dragon' to the pre-season test running last month in Valencia.



Dragon confirmed in an announcement on Wednesday GEOX had formally joined as a new title sponsor ahead of the 2018/19 Formula E season, which starts in Saudi Arabia on December 15.

"We are extremely excited to align ourselves with GEOX. With over 60 technological patents and a clear focus on sustainability, there are powerful synergies between GEOX and Dragon," Dragon team boss and owner Jay Penske said.

"We have a unique opportunity to improve the performance and comfort of our team while also raising awareness for GEOX’s ongoing work in sustainable innovation. I look forward to seeing the results of this partnership on and away from the circuit."

Dragon also announced the appointment of Fuoco, who tested with the team in Valencia, only to miss out on the single vacant seat to fellow F2 racer Maximilian Günther.

Fuoco has been part of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2013, spending the last two seasons racing in F2, where he has taken a single race victory at Monza in 2017.

"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. Racing on the streets in the centre of some of the most interesting cities in the world is also a very exciting challenge for me," said Fuoco.

“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."


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