British driver Alexander Sims has had his contract with BMWi Andretti renewed for the 2019/20 season.
Sims drove for the team as a rookie the previous season, finishing 13th in the championship with 57 points, and scoring a podium finish with second place in the final race of the season in New York.
Nevertheless, with eight none-scoring rounds and three DNF’s to his name, Sims realises he must convert his pace into big points scores more consistently.
“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,” explained 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.”
Sims partners fellow FE sophomore Maximillian Guenther, after the departure of Antonio Felix Da Costa to Techeetah.
“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.”