Jake Dennis testing for Red Bull © Red Bull

BMW-i Andretti FE Team have signed Jake Dennis to partner Max Gunther for Season 7 of Formula E.

Dennis competed in DTM for Aston Martin in 2019 achieving the teams best result all year of sixth and finished second in the Bathurst 12 hours after taking a brilliant pole position. He has also tested for Red Bull in F1 as well as being one of their simulator drivers. He was 4th in his debut year of GP3 in 2016 and achieved the McLaren BRDC Autosport Award in 2012.

Dennis takes the vacated seat left by Alexander Sims who jumped ship to Mahindra after Season 6 finished in Berlin.

He said in a statement: “I’m really looking forward to the new challenge that awaits me in Formula E, and would like to thank all those in charge at BMW i Andretti Motorsport for their trust.

“I’m aware that I will be confronted with unique requirements in Formula E, which I will need to get used to first, but versatility has always been one of my strengths, and I am confident that, with the help of the team and my fellow driver Max Gunther, I will quickly get my bearings.

“Formula E is one of those race series that, as a racing driver, you really want to be involved in at the moment because the level of manufacturers, teams and drivers is higher there than anywhere else. I can’t wait to be starting a Formula E race in the BMW iFE.21 for the very first time.”

BERLIN TEMPELHOF AIRPORT, GERMANY – AUGUST 12: Alexander Sims (GBR) BMW I Andretti Motorsports, BMW iFE.20 during the Berlin ePrix V at Berlin Tempelhof Airport on Wednesday August 12, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andrew Ferraro / LAT Images)

Jens Marquadt, BMW motorsport director said: “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 Max Gunther.

“To be successful in Formula E with all its unique challenges, a driver must meet some very special criteria. We considered all of those and tested our candidates thoroughly with these in mind. At the end it was clear to us that Jake Dennis brings the perfect full package that we desire from a driver in Formula E.”

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