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Frijns confirmed at Andretti for third Formula E season

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LONDON, UK – MS Amlin Andretti has confirmed that Robin Frijns has signed a new contract for the third FIA Formula E season, due to start in Hong Kong on October 9.

Frijns made his Formula E debut in Beijing last fall after joining Andretti, racing alongside IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro.

The Dutchman has led the American team’s charge throughout season two, scoring 45 of its 49 points and picking up a podium finish in Putrajaya.

“I’m a loyal person if I feel comfortable and happy where I am at,” Frijns said.

“I stayed with the same karting team for 10 years. I enjoy all the people I work with at Andretti and I am comfortable with the team, so why change.

“With Season 3 coming, you never know where you’re team is going to be compared to other teams. I guess we’ll find out in qualifying at Hong Kong.

“But I think if you enjoy the people you work with that’s most important.”

“Robin showed great consistency and talent during his time with us this last season,” added team owner Michael Andretti.

“As dedicated as he is to our Formula E program, we are happy to continue the development of his careers. We look forward to having him back for Season 3 and continuing to build on the competitive foundation we have set.”

Hildebrand enters Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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INDIANAPOLIS — J.R. Hildebrand will race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in a second entry dedicated to the late Dan Gurney.

Hildebrand will pilot the No. 48 as a nod to the number used by Gurney, a racer, car builder and team owner who died in 2018. Hildebrand will be teammates with Sage Karam and his car will be sponsored by Salesforce.com.

Hildebrand has eight previous Indy 500 starts and was leading on the final lap as a rookie in 2011 when he crashed in the final turn. Dan Wheldon slipped past for the victory and Hildebrand finished second.

Hildebrand also drove for DRR last season.

DRR is also fielding the #24 Chevrolet in this year’s Indy 500 for Sage Karam.