BMW i Andretti is preparing for the seventh Formula E season and introduced the signing of Jake Dennis at present, who will be part of Maximilian Gunther behind the wheel of a BMW-backed Formula E racing automobile. This wasn’t an ad-hoc resolution, Dennis being the winner of a collection of exams and a radical choice course of carried out all through the previous few months. He confirmed the most effective outcomes aboard the iFE.20 racing automobile and may have a seat within the automobile, subsequent season.
This previous season noticed the workforce carry out beneath the expectations, with Alexander Sims and Maximilian Gunther doing their greatest to win races. Misfortune did play its half however there have been additionally features concerning the two drivers and the automobile that may very well be improved. Dennis now comes to exchange Sims alongside Gunther for the 2021 season.
Jake made a reputation for himself by way of his appearances within the DTM and together with his podium end within the Bathurst 12 Hours, amongst different issues. He can also be a simulator and growth driver for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in Formula 1.
“Welcome Jake Dennis, to the BMW family and as a new member of the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team,” stated BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “I’m delighted that we were able to recruit a young, talented, versatile driver like him for our Formula E project. His performances in the BMW Motorsport simulator and during test drives in the BMW iFE.20 were impressive which is why we decided to offer him the cockpit alongside Maximilian Günther,” he added.
Dennis contested the DTM for R-Motorsport Aston Martin in 2019 and, with a sixth place, acquired the most effective results of the season for an Aston Martin driver. In the identical yr, he secured pole place within the Bathurst 12 Hours and completed in P2 within the race to make it onto the rostrum.
He accomplished check drives for the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 workforce in 2018, the place he’s often employed as a simulator and growth driver. With appearances and successes in Formula 1, the DTM, GT racing and single-seater racing, he has been demonstrating his nice versatility for a few years now.