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Andretti signs Blomqvist to Formula E seat for season four

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BMW factory driver Tom Blomqvist will make his Formula E debut next month in Hong Kong after being named in Andretti’s second race seat for the forthcoming season.

As part of Andretti’s expanded technical partnership with BMW in Formula E ahead of a factory deal for season five, the German manufacturer has pushed to place two of its in-house drivers at the team.

Antonio Felix da Costa joined Andretti for season three of Formula E, and will be joined by Blomqvist after the British driver completed a successful test with the team at Donington Park in October.

Blomqvist’s arrival was confirmed through the publication of the official entry list for Formula E’s fourth season by the series on Friday morning, with the team yet to make any formal announcement.

Blomqvist has raced in DTM with BMW since 2015, taking one race win, and was runner-up to Esteban Ocon in the 2014 FIA European Formula 3 championship, beating Max Verstappen.

The arrival of Blomqvist at Andretti completes the Formula E field for season four, with a full entry list available here.

It also means that Robin Frijns is now without a Formula E seat after spending two season with Andretti, having been shuffled out due to complications over his ties to Audi, a rival brand to BMW.

The fourth FIA Formula E season kicks off in Hong Kong on December 2.

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”

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