Formula E: Oliver Askew signs with Andretti


The Avalanche Andretti team (until 2021 BMW i Andretti Motorsport) has confirmed Oliver Askew’s contract: the 24-year-old Florida native is set to partner with Jake Dennis in the eighth season of Formula E. He will be the first American driver to complete a full season in an electric series.

In 2019, Askew played for the Andretti Autosport team in the Indy Lights youth championship, where he won the title, and in 2020 he made his IndyCar debut with the Arrow McLaren SP. Last season, he combined performances in this series and in American endurance races, where he has already opened the scoring for victories.

Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport: “We are delighted to welcome Oliver back to the Andretti family to finally shape our Formula E squad. going to present it to Formula E.

He is a hard worker and thoughtful approach to racing – we are confident that he uses these qualities now, when new opportunities open up before him.

Oliver Askew: “I am thrilled to be returning to Andretti Autosport and next season in Formula E. I consider this team my family, and I just don’t have the words to talk about what the opportunity means for my career. start this new chapter.

I am the only driver to represent the USA in Formula E and I am very proud of that and I can’t wait to get started. “


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