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Formula E: Dennis to continue with BMW into Season 8

Jake Dennis will feature in the next season of Formula E after the Brit committed his future to BMW i Andretti Motorsport.

On the eve of the final weekend of the Formula E season, BMW and Dennis confirmed that the two-time race winner will return to pilot the No. 27 car for the team in 2021/22.

It has been a breakout year for Dennis, claiming his first win back in April in Valencia and following that up with a victory on home soil last time out in London.

“I’m just super excited, and honored really, to be staying with Andretti for Season 8 of Formula E,” said Dennis. “It was my goal to obviously always stay with the team, and I think they had the same intentions after such a strong year. I’m looking forward to investing further on with them into the future and hopefully many great results will come our way.”

Team principal, Roger Griffiths, added: “Jake has shown in his rookie season he already has what is necessary to win in Formula E and his knowledge of both the BMW powertrain and associated systems along with the Andretti team operations means that this continued relationship should bode well for success in the coming season. Two wins in your Rookie season is impressive by anyone’s standards.”

Andretti and BMW will continue to collaborate in Season 8 with the squad using BMW’s drivetrain while building towards its longer-term manufacturer and partnership infrastructure in preparation for Formula E’s Gen3 era.

Andretti Formula E head, Michael Andretti, commented: “As a founding team of Formula E, we’re as committed as ever to the series, and everything it stands for. Our participation in Formula E supports our goal of offering exciting racing, in all of its forms, to fans.

“Season 8 will look different for us as we return to being an independent team but announcing Jake’s signing will provide strong continuity and is just the first step in building out a new and exciting direction. We’re thrilled to welcome back a great deal of the staff and crew, while giving our global fans a place to call home. We look forward to many more seasons of wheel-to-wheel racing and a future of electric mobility.”

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