The Formula E entry list is complete – Blomqvist to run for Andretti

The FIA Formula E Championship has announced the entry list including drivers and car numbers in the upcoming 2017/18 season.

Tom Blomqvist is the 20th and final driver, in probably the toughest Formula E field in history.

That resulted the Andretti Formula E team having their own announcement stolen from them by the series regarding Blomqvist. The announcement of Blomqvist is a goodbye to Robin Frijns, who has been driving for the team during the last two seasons.

Tom Blomqvist is a BMW Motorsport works driver in DTM, and that is probably the reason why the team was more interesting in having a BMW driver race alongside their other BMW works driver, Antonio Felix da Costa. BMW themselves will enter the Formula E series in the 2018/19 – and Frijns wouldn’t fit well into that, since he is driving for Audi in GT3 racing – and regularly beating the BMW drivers. To be fair, BMW hasn’t officially announced that they will take over the Andretti entry, but it is expected for them to make the same manoeuvre as Abt Schaeffler did with Audi Sport.

Tom Blomqvist
Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT/Formula E

FIA Formula E Championship Season Four starts in Hong Kong on 2 December.

The complete entry list including team names and car names can be seen here:

 

1 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler (DEU) Audi e-tron FE04 Lucas di Grassi (BRA) DIG
2 DS Virgin Racing (GBR) DS Virgin DSV-03 Sam Bird (GBR) BIR
3 Panasonic Jaguar Racing (GBR) Jaguar I-Type II Nelson Piquet (BRA) PIQ
4 Venturi Formula E Team (MCO) Venturi VM200-FE-03 Edoardo Mortara (CHE) MOR
5 Venturi Formula E Team (MCO) Venturi VM200-FE-03 Maro Engel (DEU) ENG
6 DRAGON (USA) PENSKE  EV-2 Neel Jani (CHE) JAN
7 DRAGON (USA) PENSKE  EV-2 Jerome d’Ambrosio (BEL) DAM
8 Renault e.dams (FRA) Renault Z.E. 17 Nicolas Prost (FRA) PRO
9 Renault e.dams (FRA) Renault Z.E. 17 Sebastien Buemi (CHE) BUE
16 NIO Formula E Team (GBR) NextEV NIO Sport 003 Oliver Turvey (GBR) TUR
18 TECHEETAH (CHN) Renault Z.E. 17 Andre Lotterer (BEL) LOT
19 Mahindra Racing (IND) Mahindra M4Electro Felix Rosenqvist (SWE) FRO
20 Panasonic Jaguar Racing (GBR) Jaguar I-Type II Mitch Evans (NZL) EVA
23 Mahindra Racing (IND) Mahindra M4Electro Nick Heidfeld (DEU) HEI
25 TECHEETAH (CHN) Renault Z.E. 17 Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) VER
27 Andretti Formula E (USA) Andretti ATEC-03 Tom Blomqvist (GBR) BLO
28 Andretti Formula E (USA) Andretti ATEC-03 Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT) DAC
36 DS Virgin Racing (GBR) DS Virgin DSV-03 Alex Lynn (GBR) LYN
66 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler (DEU) Audi e-tron FE04 Daniel Abt (DEU) ABT
68 NIO Formula E Team (GBR) NextEV NIO Sport 003 Luca Filippi (ITA) FIL

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