BMW Motorsport announced on Friday ahead of the season opening ABB FIA Formula E world championship that they will continue their partnership with Andretti Autosport when their works deal concludes at the end of the current season as BMW will supply their powertrain to Andretti for season eight and beyond.
Speaking about the news, Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti said:
“We’re really pleased to continue competition with BMW Motorsport as a privateer team in Season 8. “As a works team, BMW i Andretti Motorsport has enjoyed shared success and we look forward to building on that as we continue on with Andretti Formula E. The BMW i drivetrain has proven to be reliable and competitive, and we look forward to putting it to work for another season.”
BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal Roger Griffiths commented saying:
“The choice to continue with BMW as our drivetrain supplier for Season 8 was an easy one. “Over the last two seasons with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport works programme it has delivered four wins, shown proven reliability and excellent efficiency. The team understands the operational aspects of the BMW Racing eDrive03 well and therefore the expectation is that Andretti Formula E can be highly competitive for the final season of the Gen2 era.”
Mike Krack, BMW Motorsport Head of Test & Race Operations commented saying:
“We are delighted to be able to continue to support Andretti Formula E. “We are convinced that the BMW Racing eDrive03 will allow Andretti Formula E to achieve top results. Working purely as a drivetrain supplier, we will no longer be involved directly in events at the racetrack in Season 8 but we will provide the team with support in response to any technical questions regarding the BMW Racing eDrive03.”