Robin Frijns goes back to Envision Racing to partner Sebastien Buemi for the 2024 FIA Formula E season.
The two-time E-Prix winner is welcomed back by the team, with whom he enjoyed a four-season spell between Season 5 and Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. “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 finishing on the podium.
“The combination of Robin and Sébastien Buemi will be a strong one, and we can’t wait to get started for Season 10.“ During his first stint with Envision Racing, Frijns claimed a brace of E-Prix victories, ending his first season with the team fourth in the standings – achieving victories at the Paris E-Prix and at the season-ending New York City E-Prix.
Frijns finished fifth in the standings in Season 7, emerging as a genuine championship challenger. In Season 8, Frijns turned in a host of consistent performances to confirm himself as a title contender and a frontrunner in both qualifying and on race day. In total, during his previous tenure with Envision Racing, Frijns came home second on seven occasions, and ended up on the third step of the podium three times.
The Maastricht-born racer joins forces with Swiss racer and fellow 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Sébastien Buemi, who will be undertaking his second season with Envision Racing in 2024. “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’ champions, the challenge is to maintain those high standards. We believe Robin is up to the task and alongside Sébastien for Season 10 we expect them to be a very formidable duo.” Frijns rejoins Envision Racing following a campaign with ABT CUPRA Formula E Team and replaces the outgoing Nick Cassidy.
Here’s news on Jaguar line-up
[Note: The story is as per press release]