Andretti signs Simona de Silvestro
Amlin Andretti Formula E team has announced that Simona de Silvestro is their first driver signed for the new season.
The Swiss racer already competed in the FIA Formula E championship in the closing races of last season in London, finishing just outside of points zone, and now she returns to Amlin sponsored team. During 2015, Simona drove for Andretti Motorsport in the IndyCar series.
“I am happy to be joining the Andretti Formula E team for this season and to be full time in the championship again. I am also looking forward to being part of developing the new Andretti Technologies powertrain and hope for a successful season with a great team,” said Simona de Silvestro.
Team owner Michael Andretti is also very happy with new signing: “I am very pleased with the way season two is looking for Andretti Formula E. Simona did great job at the London ePrix with very limited time to prepare. With a full season, we are confident in her abilities to take Andretti car to the top of the podium.”
Now, Amlin Andretti Formula E team must find their second driver for the new season, but it is still unknown who will get a chance.