After a year of vacancy, Dragon announced Gary Holland, who was working with Jota at WEC, to take over the reinstatement process for the 2018/19 season. It is the second major acquisition of the American team since the end of the season
Amidst the many changes in Formula E for the 2018/19 season, Dragon is a moving team. The North American team has announced Gary Holland as the new boss for the next few years.
Holland arrives to take a post that has been vacant last season. The former chief of staff, David Stubbs, left Dragon for the Techeetah a year ago.
The last two and a half years of Holland were in endurance, with Jota Sport, for which he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 in the LMP2 class – in partnership with actor Jackie Chan and former driver David Cheng.
It is the second major acquisition of Dragon, which was a real rival to Audi and Renault in the first two seasons of the category, but fell sharply in the following years. Jakob Andrease, former Williams and McLaren in F1, is the new chief engineer.
The owner of Dragon, Jay Penske, said the two signings show the “significant breakthrough” made by the team. “We are very excited to have it as an integral part of the organization’s leadership,” he said of Holland.
In the coming months, the two new reinforcements will participate in a reorganization process that will lead with Andy Hoadley, sports director, and Penske himself.
Dragon’s next steps are the announcement of the pair of pilots. It is known that Jérôme D’Ambrosio leaves the tables, but José María López is favorite to continue. Maximilian Günther is one of the most sought-after names to receive the other vacancy. The two will test the Penske EV-03, the team’s new car in August.