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)|
|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|
||Sébastien Buemi||Oliver Rowland|
|BMW i Andretti Motorsport
||Maximilian Günther||Alexander Sims|
||Jérôme d’Ambrosio||Pascal Wehrlein|
|Panasonic Jaguar Racing
||Mitch Evans||James Calado|
||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
|TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team||André Lotterer||Neel Jani|
Images via ABB FIA Formula E Championship
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