Dragon Racing and Andretti Formula E Team looking at new premises for upcoming campaign

by Nathan Hine
Jaguar I-Type, Donington Park

According to a report from e-racing365Dragon Racing and Andretti Formula E Team are considering plans to move their operating premises ahead of the 2018-19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship campaign.

The American-owned teams are assessing whether they should change premises from their current headquarters at Donington Park to new offices within the UK, most likely to be within the acclaimed ‘motorsport valley’ in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

Dragon team owner, Jay Penske, has previously considered moving the team to California to be with the team’s other motorsport projects. However, it is believed that such a move is being put on hold for now, with former F1 designer Mike Gascoyne and his MGI Consultancy company working with Dragon on its powertrain for next year. The company is based in Kelmscott, around 20-miles west of Oxford, so moving somewhere closer to their partners would be ideal for the Dragon Racing squad.

Andretti meanwhile is also looking at new offices in the UK, who will support BMW’s factor entry next season. Therefore a move to somewhere closer to the BMW factory in Oxford, as well as their other technical delegates, is seen to be beneficial. It is also understood that Roger Griffins will remain team principal at the team alongside former Techeetah team manager Campbell Hobson.

Other teams are also moving away from Donington including Panasonic Jaguar Racing, who were seen setting up shop at the Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Grove last week.

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