Blomqvist named as Andretti's second driver for 2017/18

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Blomqvist named as Andretti's second driver for 2017/18
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
Co-author: Scott Mitchell
Nov 3, 2017, 11:26 AM

BMW factory driver Tom Blomqvist has been named as Andretti’s second Formula E entrant for season four.

Tom Blomqvist, Andretti Formula E
Polesitter Tom Blomqvist, BMW Team RBM, BMW M4 DTM
Tom Blomqvist, Andretti Formula E
Tom Blomqvist, BMW Team RBM, BMW M4 DTM
Tom Blomqvist, Andretti Formula E

The Anglo-Swede, who shared testing duties with Alexander Sims at Valencia last month, appears alongside Antonio Felix da Costa on the official 2017/18 entry list unveiled on Friday.

Blomqvist replaces Robin Frijns at Andretti for the new season, and will be one of five rookies to make his Formula E debut next month in the season four opener in Hong Kong.

He is also expected to remain part of BMW’s DTM line-up, although the German touring car series, which clashed with Formula E once last season, has yet to announce its 2018 calendar.

Andretti and BMW had already considered the prospect of sharing the #27 entry between Sims and Blomqvist, and Sims could still race this season if Blomqvist ends up with a clashing commitment.

Formula E teams are allowed two driver changes per season, but not in the final three races unless it is a case of force majeure. Such cases are at the discretion of the race stewards at each event.

2017/18 Formula E line-up:

Team

Drivers

Renault e.dams

 Sebastien Buemi

 Nico Prost

Faraday Future Dragon Racing

 Jerome d'Ambrosio

 Neel Jani

DS Virgin Racing

 Sam Bird

 Alex Lynn

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler

 Lucas di Grassi

 Daniel Abt

Techeetah

 Jean-Eric Vergne

 Andre Lotterer

Andretti

 Antonio Felix da Costa

 Tom Blomqvist

Mahindra

 Nick Heidfeld

 Felix Rosenqvist

NIO

 Oliver Turvey

 Luca Filippi

Jaguar

 Mitch Evans

 Nelson Piquet Jr

Venturi

 Maro Engel

 Edoardo Mortara

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Series Formula E
Drivers Tom Blomqvist
Teams Andretti Autosport
Author Jamie Klein