Robin Frijns makes Envision Racing return in Formula E Season 10
Robin Frijns will make his return to Envision Racing for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The Dutchman, twice a Formula E race winner, enjoyed a four season spell with the team between Seasons 5 and 8. He spent Season 9 at ABT CUPRA, with the Spanish manufacturer's first foray into the championship at the start of the GEN3 era and on ABT's return to competition in the world's top tier electric racing series.
It's a return that makes sense, with the news that Nick Cassidy would be replacing Sam Bird at Jaguar TCS Racing - and Frijns is wasting no time in stating his intentions of steering the team to further title silverware in Season 11.
'I'm driving to win the title'
"I’m really excited about getting started again with Envision Racing after a year away from the team, it really does feel like coming home,” said Frijns. ”It will be great to be joining a championship-winning team. Envision Racing have been fighting at the top pretty much every season, and I can’t wait to get started. We have a great car, and the aim is to be competitive, which I am sure we will be, and I am driving to win the championship.”
Sylvain Filippi, Envision Racing’s Managing Director and CTO said: “It is great to have Robin back with the team after one year away. He enjoyed some memorable moments with Envision Racing over the years and was always pushing at the front and regularly fishing on the podium. The combination of Robin and Sébastien will be a strong one, and we can't wait to get started for Season 10.“
Frijns' two E-Prix wins came at Envision Racing in his inaugural season with the squad at the Paris E-Prix and the season-finale New York City E-Prix - helping the team to fourth position in the Teams' standings. In Season 7, Frijns ran right at the sharp end throughout, winding up fifth in the Drivers' running having challenged for the championship for much of the season.
Season 8 saw the 32-year-old turn in ever more consistent performances - once again running right at the front for much of the campaign with seven second-placed finishes and three further podiums.
The Maastricht-born racer joins forces with Swiss driver - Formula E champion and fellow 24 Hours of Le Mans winner - Sebastien Buemi, who will be heading into a second season with Envision Racing in 2023/24.
“We obviously know all about the ability Robin possesses and are delighted he is returning to the team,” said Franz Jung, Chairman, Envision Racing and President AESC Europe. “Envision Racing have always been competitive at the front of the grid and now, as reigning Teams’ World Champions, the challenge is to maintain those high standards. "We believe Robin is up to the task, and alongside Sebastien for Season 10 we expect them to be a very formidable duo.”
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