LONDON (July 1, 2016) – The Andretti Formula E Team has confirmed it will renew driver Robin Frijns contract for Season 3 of the FIA Formula E Championship.
Frijns showed great dedication and performance during the Season 2 championship, leading the team to an easy to decision of re-signing the Netherlands native for 2016/2017. Since joining the team, Frijns has been a full-time driver for the Formula E Program and competed in all 10 rounds of Season 2. Frijns set a rookie first by finishing in the top 10 for his first five races.
Team Owner Michael Andretti is proud to have drivers like Frijns representing his team on track.
“Robin showed great consistency and talent during his time with us this last season,” Andretti said. “As dedicated as he is to our Formula E program, we are happy to continue the development of his careers. We look forward to having him back for Season 3 and continuing to build on the competitive foundation we have set.”
Frijns notes his enjoyment of people he works with and competes against as being his reason to continue with the team.
“I’m a loyal person if I feel comfortable and happy where I am at,” Frijns said. “I stayed with the same karting team for 10 years. I enjoy all the people I work with at Andretti and I am comfortable with the team, so why change. With Season 3 coming, you never know where you’re team is going to be compared to other teams. I guess we’ll find out in qualifying at Hong Kong. But I think if you enjoy the people you work with that’s most important.”
Frijns will play a role in the continued testing and development of the Season 3 car. He will also lay out his plans for Season 3 competition.
“The goal is always to win races,” Frijns said. “Andretti has yet to win our first race in Formula E so I would like to see that happen. I want to be competitive and fighting for podiums every race.”
Frijns will finish out Season 2 with Andretti Formula E Team in a back-to-back London finale. Rounds 9 and 10 take place July 2 and July 3. FanBoost for Round 9 is currently open and Round 10 FanBoost will open July 2 at 6 p.m. BST. Use the hashtags #FanBoost and #RobinFrijns to ensure your vote counts.
Season 3 of the FIA Formula E kicks off in Hong Kong, China October 8-9 on the Central Harbourfront. It will be the first time the city has hosted a Formula E event. Tickets are now on sale for the Hong Kong ePrix, visit ticketflap.com to purchase tickets today.