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Sims to continue at BMW for second season

Alexander Sims will continue to drive for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in FIA Formula E after he was confirmed alongside Maximilian Guenther.

Sims picked up 57 points in his rookie season, along with one pole position and one podium position, with a string of bad luck holding back his points total.

He was also in contention for the win at the Marrakesh E-Prix but a collision with then team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa meant Sims finished fourth while da Costa did not finish.

“I learned so much in my rookie year,” said Sims. “There were fantastic highs and some lows to overcome and I’m determined to utilise this knowledge and start where I left off, continuing to build from there.

“The competition is set to be tough this season with the other drivers, but I’ve got to grips with the unique challenges of Formula E and I’m ready to turn that experience into good results.” 

Sims will line-up with Guenther at the Valencia pre-season test.

“We have an exciting driver duo for our second Formula E season,” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

“Alexander Sims learned at a rapid pace in his first season, and showed that he can be up there at the front. He was unlucky in some of the races, but he finally celebrated his first podium at the finale in New York. I’m confident that he will be able to build on this in 2019/20.”

 

Jack Amey

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