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GEOX Dragon Racing released images of the 2019/20 FIA Formula E Championship livery as Esteban Gutierrez is named Mercedes reserve.

GEOX Dragon Racing became the last team to reveal its livery for the 2019/20 Formula E season, which is only one week away to kick-off in Saudi Arabia. It is not much of a change from last year as they keep the dominant black and white combination.

There is a hint of red, especially the letters on the cars. Having finished 10th in 2018/19 Formula E season, the American outfit released both Jose Maria Lopez and Maximilian Gunther and signed up Brendon Hartley and Nico Mueller as their replacement.

It is a rookie line-up for Dragon, which is a gamble certainly but it could give them a fresh start. Elsewhere, Mercedes has announced Gutierrez as its reserve and development driver alongside the regulars Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries.

Mercedes will also have Gary Paffett in the development programme, with the British driver losing his HWA AG drive to de Vries. The Mexican already works as a simulator driver for the German manufacturer's F1 division but now he will devote his time on Formula E too.

"I’m very much looking forward to continuing my journey with the Mercedes family by joining Formula E as a Reserve and Development Driver," said Gutierrez. "I would like to thank the team for giving me the chance to join them as they embark on this new and exciting chapter."

"We will face a lot of challenges in our first season in Formula E, so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to acquire the services of Esteban, another experienced driver," said Mercedes Team Principal, Ian James. He did an excellent job during testing in Majorca, fitting in perfectly with the team.

"He has a lot of experience to offer from racing in a number of different series – F1, Formula E and Indycar – and has also gained a lot of know-how in the simulator about how to develop and setup a car. We are certain that he will be of enormous help with the tasks we face in our debut season in his role as Reserve and Development Driver with Gary."

[Image courtesy: GEOX Dragon] [Note: The story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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