Andretti Formula E team have renewed Robin Frijns contract for season three of the championship.
The Dutchman joined the team at the beginning of this season and has put in a string of impressive performances that have set him out as one of the most promising drivers in the series.
He has comfortably out-qualified teammate Simona de Silvestro this season, and has 45 points compared to her tally of just four. He’s also managed to finish in the points in every race bar one this season, and got the team’s only podium of the year with third place in Putrajaya.
Commenting on the announcement, Team Owner Michael Andretti said, “Robin showed great consistency and talent during his time with us this last season.”
“We look forward to having him back for Season 3 and continuing to build on the competitive foundation we have set.”
Frijns himself said that he renewed his contract as he felt comfortable in the team, and was aiming to win Andretti’s first race in the series.
“I’m a loyal person if I feel comfortable and happy where I am at. I stayed with the same karting team for 10 years. I enjoy all the people I work with at Andretti and I am comfortable with the team, so why change?”
“With Season 3 coming, you never know where you’re team is going to be compared to other teams. I guess we’ll find out in qualifying at Hong Kong. But I think if you enjoy the people you work with that’s most important.”
“The goal is always to win races. Andretti has yet to win our first race in Formula E so I would like to see that happen. I want to be competitive and fighting for podiums every race.”
The team are yet to confirm who will be joining Frijns at the team next season, but Antonio Felix da Costa has announced that he is leaving Team Aguri, with rumours suggesting he could make the switch to Andretti.