The Andretti Formula E team has entered into partnership with Amlin for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship.
Amlin, formerly with Aguri, has now shifted teams. TE Connectivity, which ran on the Andretti FE cars at the London season finale earlier this summer, has also taken on a greater sponsorship role.
Drivers are yet to be revealed, but are expected to include two of the drivers who competed for Andretti FE in the inaugural 2014-2015 season.
The full release confirming both the Amlin and TE Connectivity components is below:
Andretti Formula E has announced today that the racing outfit has partnered with UK-based, global insurance and reinsurance provider to return Amlin to the FIA Formula E Championship for a second season of competition and beyond.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Andretti Formula E’s season two plans,” said team owner Michael Andretti. “Amlin has done a great job building their brand across various platforms, and has shown a passion for motorsport; we look forward to what the new relationship can bring.”
With global headquarters in London, Amlin’s multi-year alignment as the primary sponsor for Andretti Formula E seeks to push the boundaries in motorsport; calling on both companies’ shared common values of integrity and professionalism.
Amlin CEO Charles Philipps said, “Amlin and Andretti were quick to spot the potential of Formula E. Both organizations are data driven and tech-focused, meaning there is much to look forward to over the coming seasons. Amlin’s global strength in data analysis and our long-term view of business means fits well with this series and combined with Andretti’s excellent motorsport pedigree means we are looking forward to a fantastic few years.”
A natural fit, the relationship between Amlin and Andretti goes beyond a sponsorship agreement. Uniquely in the racing series, experts from Amlin’s insurance modelling and analytics team will be working with the Andretti Formula E race engineers to develop an in-depth understanding of what the capabilities of the new Andretti ATEC-01 car and how the team can maximize performance in the first season of allowed opportunity in open technology development amongst the teams and new eMotor manufacturers.
Official pre-season testing goes green August 10 with six official series test days prior to the Championship’s 2015/2016 launch. The second season of the FIA Formula E Championship begins in Beijing on October 17, 2015 and runs through to the season finale double-header in London, for a total of 11 rounds of electrifying competition. For more information, visit AndrettiAutosport.com or Amlin-AndrettiFE.com.
Andretti Relationship with TE Connectivity Expands to Include Major Formula E Sponsorship
In addition to being on the frontline of new eMotor tech development and serving as the lead technology partner for Andretti Technologies, TE Connectivity, a global leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, is now also the major sponsor for the Andretti Formula E Race Team. The venture into race team sponsorship furthers TE’s commitment to sustainable, clean-energy innovations.
Integration and collaboration between the two companies will utilize TE Connectivity technology and engineering support within the Andretti Technologies ATEC-01’s powertrain development program that will be driven by Andretti Formula E in this second season of competition.
“TE’s connectivity and sensor solutions powered every Formula E car in its inaugural season,” said Amy Shah, Chief Marketing Officer of TE Connectivity. “We are committed to advancing technologies that are smart, safe, green and connected. This series has the potential to influence and create sustainable, next-generation technologies that extend beyond motorsport. We are proud to expand our relationship with the Andretti organization, a team that shares our passion for advanced engineering and innovation.”
The TE Connectivity orange branding can be seen on the Amlin Andretti Formula E cars at upcoming pre-season testing prior to the Championship’s 2015/2016 launch. The second season of the FIA Formula E Championship begins in Beijing on October 17, 2015 and runs through to the season finale double-header in London, for a total of 11 rounds of electrifying competition. For more information, visit AndrettiAutosport.com or Amlin-AndrettiFE.com.