DONINGTON PARK – Amlin Andretti has confirmed that Simona de Silvestro will race for the team in the second FIA Formula E season, starting in Beijing this October.
De Silvestro made her Formula E debut at the season one finale in London with Andretti, finishing 11th and 12th in the two races at Battersea Park.
The IndyCar driver has remained a firm part of the Andretti Autosport family since cutting ties with Sauber F1 Team last year, and this will continue into the second Formula E season with a full-time drive.
“I’m happy to be joining the Andretti Formula E Team for this upcoming season,” de Silvestro said. “I’m really happy to be full time in the championship again and to work with both Amlin and TE Connectivity.
“I’m also looking forward to being part of developing the new Andretti Technologies powertrain and hope for a successful year with a great team.”
Team boss Michael Andretti expressed his belief that de Silvestro could take Andretti to victory in Formula E this year following an impressive debut in London.
“I’m very pleased with the way season two is looking for Andretti Formula E,” Andretti said.
“Simona did a great job at the London ePrix with very limited time to prepare, with a full season we are confident in her abilities to take the no. 28 Amlin Andretti car to the top of the podium.”
Amlin Andretti’s second seat is still to be confirmed following Jean-Eric Vergne’s move to DS Virgin Racing, but is likely to be shared by other Andretti-affiliated drivers as it was in season one.