BMW i Andretti announced this afternoon that Alexander Sims will continue with the team for season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Alexander Sims joined the BMW i Andretti team last season and helped to secure a series high of 6th place in the Teams’ Championship.
During his rookie season the Brit scored points in five races, the most successful of these being at the final weekend of the season in New York where he converted his first pole position to his debut podium appearance of second place during Sunday’s race.
In the press release Sims said that he is hoping to build on what he has learnt so far and that it will translate to good results for the team.
“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.”
“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.”
Speaking of Sims’ re-signing BMW Group Motorsport Director, Jens Marquardt, said: “We have an exciting driver duo for our second Formula E season. Alexander Sims learned at a rapid pace in his first season, and showed that he can be up there at the front.”
“He was unlucky in some of the races, but he finally celebrated his first podium at the finale in New York. I’m confident that he will be able to build on this in 2019/20.”
Sims will be joined at BMW i Andretti by new teammate Maximilian Guenther. Guenther, who was also a rookie last season, was announced to be switching to the team from Dragon last month.