Guenther held a contract with BMW for the 2019-21 seasons, changing into the youngest race winner within the championship, however will transfer squads following the producer’s sequence exit.
The newly unbiased Andretti Autosport race staff, which is able to run a buyer BMW powertrain subsequent yr, has taken on the contract of breakout rookie star Jake Dennis.
However Guenther, who joined the German-Anglo-American setup after a quick and fraught debut tenure at Penske Dragon Autosport, will swap over to Nissan e.dams for 2022.
Nissan has confirmed its ongoing participation in Components E by committing to the Gen3 rules, which boosts Guenther’s possibilities of remaining on the grid with groups leaning in the direction of continuity of their driver line-up for subsequent summer time as they develop the brand new automotive.
Guenther stated: “It makes me really feel very proud to grow to be a part of the Nissan e.dams household.
“The staff has large ambitions in Components E and I’m filled with motivation to contribute to the success of this undertaking.
“To compete for one of many largest automotive producers on the planet is an honour and an amazing new step in my profession.
“I’m wanting ahead to this thrilling journey.”
Maximilian Gunther, BMW i Andretti Motorsport, BMW iFE.21
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Nissan e.dams bounced again within the second half of the 2019-20 season, successful in Berlin, because it recovered from the ban of its progressive twin-motor powertrain.
It entered the latest 2021 season as a title favorite, however a brand new powertrain launched from Monaco onwards didn’t ship on that promise as Buemi struggled, ostensibly as a result of lasting injury from a collision with Andre Lotterer in Valencia.
Oliver Rowland, who held Guenther’s seat, is anticipated to be introduced at Mahindra Racing within the coming days and has already examined within the staff’s simulator.
The Brit was initially signed to interchange Alexander Albon, who was extricated from his Nissan e.dams deal after a name as much as the Toro Rosso Components 1 staff.
Rowland was supported by the late DAMS staff founder Jean-Paul Driot and at Nissan e.dams, he scored one victory and 4 pole positions.
Saying the Guenther signing, Nissan chief working officer Ashwani Gupta added: “Maximilian brings a wealth of expertise, having three Components E race victories beneath his belt.
“I’m positive that he’ll in a short time settle in and reach what is without doubt one of the most proficient grids of any international motorsports sequence.”
“Our long-term dedication to Components E offers us a robust platform from which to reveal the thrilling efficiency of our zero-emission EV know-how, and the way racing within the all-electric sequence helps us construct higher automobiles for our prospects by our track-to-road know-how switch engineering collaboration.”
Nissan e.dams has additionally confirmed that Tremendous GT and Tremendous Components racer Mitsunori Takaboshi will proceed in his position as take a look at and reserve driver.
In the meantime, Jann Mardenborough will stay because the staff’s simulator driver.