Former NTT IndyCar Series driver Oliver Askew has joined the Avalanche Andretti Formula E outfit the team for season eight the team confirmed on Wednesday.
The American who joins Jake Dennis will make his debut for the team when testing gets underway.
Speaking about the news, Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti said:
We’re happy to welcome Oliver back to the Andretti family to round out our Formula E driver lineup,” said Michael Andretti, CEO and Chairman, Andretti Autosport. “We had a lot of success with Oliver back in 2019 when he won the Indy Lights Championship with us and we’re looking forward to introducing him to Formula E. He’s a hard worker and races smart, we’re confident he’ll apply that to this new opportunity. We’re also pretty excited to be able to field the first full-time American driver in such an exciting, international series.”
Oliver Askew commented on the news saying:
“I am beyond excited to return home and join Andretti Autosport full time again for the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” said Askew. “I consider Andretti Autosport family and to be able to attack this chapter in my career with them means more than words can describe. To have a partner like Avalanche with us could not be a more perfect fit. Being the only confirmed driver to represent the United States in Formula E is something I am very proud of. I look forward to getting to work as soon as possible.”Oliver Askew
Andretti Team Principal Roger Griffiths stated:
Another first for Andretti in Formula E, a full-time American racer competing in a World Championship,” said Team Principal Roger Griffiths. “We know Oliver well from his success with us in Indy Lights but now he tackles a very different challenge; however, from what we have already seen with his work ethic and dedication, we expect great things from him. His first chance to demonstrate this will be in Valencia in just a few days’ time, a track where the team already has shown strong pace in testing in previous years and of course Jake’s win last season!”Roger Griffiths