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Andretti retains Dennis for Season 8

Jake Dennis has been confirmed as one of the drivers for Andretti Formula E next season.

The British driver, who is heading into the final round in Berlin this weekend third in the championship, has enjoyed an outstanding rookie season, winning two races in Valencia and London.

Andretti will still be using BMW powertrains, despite the German manufacturer having their last race as a works team in Berlin. The team were one of the founding teams of Formula E and have competed in the championship since Season 1 back in 2014/15. 

Dennis was looking forward to returning to the series next season and said: “I’m just super excited, and honoured really, to be staying with Andretti for Season 8 of Formula E. It was my goal to obviously always stay with the team, and I think they had the same intentions after such a strong year. I’m looking forward to investing further on with them into the future and hopefully many great results will come our way.”

Roger Griffiths, the team principal at Andretti Formula E added: “Jake has shown in his rookie season he already has what is necessary to win in Formula E and his knowledge of both the BMW powertrain and associated systems along with the Andretti team operations means that this continued relationship should bode well for success in the coming season. Two wins in your rookie season is impressive by anyone’s standards!”

Michael Andretti, the team owner, concurred with Griffiths and said: “As a founding team of Formula E, we’re as committed as ever to the series, and everything it stands for. Our participation in Formula E supports our goal of offering exciting racing, in all of its forms, to fans.

“Season 8 will look different for us as we return to an independent team but announcing Jake’s continuation will provide strong continuity and is just the first step in building out a new and exciting direction. We’re excited to welcome back a great deal of the staff and crew, while continuing to give our global fans a place to call home. We look forward to many more seasons of wheel-to-wheel racing and a future of electric mobility.”

Rob Lomas

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