The Dragon Racing team has been around far longer than Formula E. The Los Angeles-based racing team was founded back in 2006 by Jay Penske, the son of IndyCar legend Roger Penske. Until 2013, Dragon took part in several IndyCar seasons and achieved numerous podium finishes before the team turned its focus to Formula E from 2014 and has since competed in the electric series.
Dragon finished runner-up in Formula E's debut season. After that, however, things went downhill: A partnership with the electric car start-up Faraday Future fell apart again after just one season. In addition, there was a proliferation of driver changes, often under questionable conditions. Neel Jani, for example, only competed in the season opener for Dragon in 2017/18 and then left the team again. The to and fro around Maximilian Günther, who was replaced by Felipe Nasr after just three races in season 5 despite promising performances, before getting his cockpit back after three further events, also raised eyebrows. Brendon Hartley left the team in the middle of the 2019/20 season, as did Nico Müller in the 2021 season.
At the start of the Gen3 era, Dragon Racing and DS Automobiles announced a new, long-term partnership under the name DS Penske. Jay Penske became team principal of the alliance. As drivers, the team signed up the previous season's Formula E world champion, Stoffel Vandoorne, as well as longtime DS driver Jean-Eric Vergne.
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