BMW will join Formula E as an official producer for Season 5. BMW has confirmed earlier this 12 months that it’ll construct a model new powertrain for use by the MS Amlin Andretti workforce in 2018/19. However forward of the primary season as a Method E workforce, BMW continues its partnership with Andretti Team in the upcoming Season 4.
The technical partnership between the 2 sides has solely grown during the last season and BMW is gaining extra weight within the workforce, past the event of the powertrain. The presence of António Félix Da Costa, official driver of BMW Motorsport, is one other instance of this course of that will likely be accentuated with the arrival of a second official BMW driver to the workforce. The principle candidates are Tom Blomqvist and Alexander Sims.
Alex Sims has at all times been a possible candidate as a check driver for the workforce. The truth is, the British driver has taken a number one position within the improvement and evolution of the powertrain that BMW will present the workforce within the season 2017-18. Nonetheless, the candidacy of Sims faces some challenges as a result of his involvement within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship which creates some scheduling conflicts.
Though Sims would have the choice of mixing Method E and WEC, if he is among the drivers chosen for the brand new BMW Motorsport program at LMGTE-Professional, the opposite choice that has gained energy is that of Tom Blomqvist. The BMW driver within the DTM championship will likely be current on the preseason check in Valencia after testing the Andretti automobile in a personal check.