The 2021 Formula E season has just ended and next year’s driver carousel is already taking its first turns. The future of several racers is uncertain, partly due to the announcements made by several teams about leaving the electric category.
One of them is BMW’s Maximilian Günther, who is also still contract-less for 2022. The German is, however, fully confident about his continuity and believes the competition has a great future.
As of next year, BMW will only support Andretti Autosport with technical expertise in transmission use and maintenance. Due to this restructuring, the German’s contractual future is also full of uncertainty because the team’s owner, Michael Andretti, apparently has a strong interest on signing an American driver.
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“Formula E is firmly on my calendar for next year,” Günther told TV station Sport1. “That’s my plan. I can’t reveal too much yet, but as I said, Formula E will definitely be on my schedule next year.”
The 24-year-old driver left open the possibility of Andretti taking over his future. Theoretically, a switch to another team could also be an option. When asked if he already had an offer on the table, he emphasized, “In the next few days or weeks I will make my decision on where I will go next year. But Formula E will definitely be on my agenda.”
Full Trust in the Championship
“From my point of view, I see a very bright future for Formula E. It’s a pity that teams have decided to leave the championship, but I think there are great manufacturers and a list of brands willing to join. It is untouchable and has a great future. It is one of the most important tournaments in the world and I believe it will stay that way for a long time,” said Günther.
His Journey in Electric Single Seaters
The German began his road to Formula E with Dragon Racing. He then moved to BMW for the 2019-2020 campaign and since then, he has celebrated three victories and completed a total of twelve Super Pole appearances.
He finished ninth in season six, with big wins in Santiago and Round 8 at Tempelhof. The German’s four unsuccessful finishes, including a podium loss at Diriyah for overtaking while the safety car was on the track, complicated his crucial position at the end, but, thanks to his impressive performances, he got a second chance with the Teutonic manufacturer’s team.
Written by I Jhonattan González