Blomqvist named as Andretti's second driver for 2017/18
BMW factory driver Tom Blomqvist has been named as Andretti’s second Formula E entrant for season four.
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:
|Renault e.dams|| |
|Faraday Future Dragon Racing|| |
|DS Virgin Racing|| |
|Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler|| |
Lucas di Grassi
Antonio Felix da Costa
Nelson Piquet Jr
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