Anglo-Swede Tom Blomqvist has been confirmed alongside Oliver Turvey at the NIO 333 team for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
Blomqvist raced for Andretti for the majority of season four and filled in for James Calado at Jaguar in the final two races of last season.
“I am extremely happy to be joining NIO 333 for the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season and cannot wait to get started with the team,” said the Brit. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity and the trust that the team has placed in me, and I can’t wait to repay them with success on track.”
“To be back in Formula E full-time is fantastic as the series has gone from strength to strength over the years and I feel very proud to be back on the grid for Season 7. It has been great to get to know the team recently and build those relationships – together we are all highly motivated for the season ahead and the positive atmosphere is brilliant to be a part of.”
Team Principal Christian Silk cited his new line up as a “quick and experienced pairing” and is confident that the amount of testing and the improvements to the chassis and powertrain put them “in a great position going into the FIA World Championship and the whole team at NIO 333 is looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead.”
“Since the Season 6 finale in Berlin we have completed an impressive amount of testing mileage with the NIO 333 001 development chassis and made a very promising start with our new powertrain package in terms of reliability.
“Season 7 will be a fiercely contested competition; however, I feel that we are in a great position going into the FIA World Championship and the whole team at NIO 333 is looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead,” said Silk.
333 Racing also revealed their striking new neon Blue and grey livery for Season seven. The wrapping of the NIO 333 FE 001 is 3M wrapping grade PVC free vinyl – the most environmentally friendly wrapping film currently available.
Blomqvist will drive the #88 car and will be partnered by NIO and Formula E veteran Oliver Turvey, who starts his sixth season with the squad driving the #8 car.