Stéphane Sarrazin will drive for the Andretti team for the remainder of the current Formula E season, replacing Brit Tom Blomqvist who has left the team.
Blomqvist returned to single seater racing after three years racing in the DTM but has struggled for form during his debut season in Formula E, finishing in the points just once in six races and regularly being outpaced by teammate António Félix da Costa.
Sarrazin returns to Formula E as Blomqvist’s replacement following previous spells with Venturi and Techeetah. The veteran Frenchman has spent this season focused on his own World Rally team alongside a drive with LMP1 privateer team SMP Racing.
The Frenchman has competed in 33 Formula E races to date across three seasons, and finished a career best sixth in the season two drivers’ championship.
“I am really happy to be joining the MS&AD Andretti team,” said Sarrazin. “After three seasons and a fantastic experience, it’s great to be back in Formula E. I will give my best to the team and try to score as many points as possible in the last four races of the season.”
Sarrazin recently conducted test duties in the Formula E Gen2 car for DS, as the French manufacturer prepares to switch from Virgin Racing to Techeetah at the end of this season.
“Stéphane Sarrazin brings with him a wealth of experience in Formula E,” said Andretti Formula E CEO, Michael Andretti.
“He is one of the smartest, most well-versed drivers in motorsports and we are excited for him to bring his knowledge to the MS&AD Andretti team.
“We will make a strong push and hopefully finish the season on a high note at the last four races.”
Outgoing BMW factory driver Blomqvist will now focus on the German manufacturer’s GTE Program in the World Endurance Championship.
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