Following a successful test at Donington Park, Robin Frijns has been confirmed to pilot the No. 27 Amlin Andretti Spark-Renault SRT-01_E for the Andretti Formula E Team in the 2015-16 FIA Formula E Championship.
“We’re very excited to have Robin join the team,” said Andretti Formula E namesake, Michael Andretti. “He’s only done one test for us, but he did a really good job and he has a great attitude. We feel that with him and Simona (de Silvestro), we have a strong team put together and are ready for season two.”
“It is an honor to be part of the Andretti family and to drive for them in Formula E,” said Frijns. “It’s a new championship and a completely new challenge for me. The way of driving and saving energy is going to be tough, but fun and I am really looking forward to the first race in Beijing in a few weeks time.”
Frijns, born August 7, 1991 in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is a multi-championship title holder. His impressive list of single-seater series winning trophies comprises 2010 Formula BMW Europe, 2011 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and the 2012 World Series by Renault 3.5, which afforded him Formula 1 Young Driver tests with Sauber and Red Bull Racing.
In 2013 Robin became Sauber F1 test driver and participated in a partial season of the GP2 Series (6 events, 1 win, 2 podiums), leading him to secure the role of Caterham F1 test driver for 2014.
The young Dutchman currently leads the 2015 Blancpain GT Series alongside teammate Laurens Vanthoor and the Belgian ‘W Racing Team’ (WRT), with three rounds remaining.
Frijns joins previously announced Andretti Formula E driver Simona de Silvestro to complete the two-car line-up for the American race team. De Silvestro will pilot the No. 28 Amlin Andretti Spark-Renault SRT-01_E.
The second FIA Formula E Championship season commences in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, on October 24, 2015.