BMW finalises Formula E line-up

Alexander Sims

BMW i Andretti Motorsport has retained Alexander Sims for the 2019/20 FIA Formula E Championship.

The Brit will embark on his second season in the all-electric championship alongside new signing Maximilian Guenther, who was announced last month.

Sims achieved his first pole position and a best finish of second on the final day of the 2018/19 season in New York City, and ended up 13th in the standings.

“We have an exciting driver duo for our second Formula E season,” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

“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 said, “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.”

Official pre-season testing takes place in Valencia from October 15-18, while the first event is a double-header in Riyadh from November 22-23.

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