Alexander Sims will continue to race for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in the 2019/20 FIA Formula E Championship season, with the team opting to retain the services of its long-time factory driver.

Sims made his Formula E Championship debut last season as teammate to António Félix da Costa where he acquitted himself well against the more experience driver.

The duo looked on course to finish 1-2 at the second race in Marrakesh until they collided while battling for the race lead, and despite a few self-inflicted incidents in the mid-season he ended his rookie campaign on a high with pole position and a second place finish at the final race in New York.

“I learned so much in my rookie year; there were fantastic highs and some lows to overcome and I’m determined to utilise this knowledge and start where I left off, continuing to build from there,” said Sims.

“The competition is set to be tough this season with the other drivers, but I’ve got to grips with the unique challenges of Formula E and I’m ready to turn that experience into good results.”

With da Costa dropped by BMW and moving on to DS Techeetah where he will partner reigning two-time champion Jean-Éric Vergne, Sims will be joined by Maximilian Günther whose appointment was announced last month.


2019-20 FIA Formula E Championship – Provisional Entry List (to-date)
Team Drivers
DS Techeetah Jean-Éric Vergne António Félix da Costa
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
Lucas di Grassi Daniel Abt
Envision Virgin Racing Sam Bird Robin Frijns
Nissan e.dams
Sébastien Buemi Oliver Rowland
BMW i Andretti Motorsport
Maximilian Günther Alexander Sims
Mahindra Racing
Jérôme d’Ambrosio Pascal Wehrlein
Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Mitch Evans James Calado
Venturi Racing
Felipe Massa Edoardo Mortara
Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team
Stoffel Vandoorne Nyck de Vries
GEOX Dragon Brendon Hartley Nico Müller
NIO 333 FE Team
TBA TBA
TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team André Lotterer Neel Jani

Images via ABB FIA Formula E Championship

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