BMW driver Tom Blomqvist gets Andretti Formula E seat for 2017-18

BMW factory driver Tom Blomqvist has been named as Andretti Autosport's second Formula E driver for season four

BMW driver Tom Blomqvist gets Andretti Formula E seat for 2017-18

The Anglo-Swede, who shared testing duties with Alexander Sims at Valencia last month, appeared alongside Antonio Felix da Costa on the official 2017/18 entry list unveiled on Friday.

Blomqvist replaces Robin Frijns at Andretti for the new season, and is set to make his Formula E debut next month in the season opener in Hong Kong.

He is also expected to remain part of BMW's DTM line-up, although the German touring car series, which clashed with Formula E once last season, has yet to announce its 2018 calendar.

Andretti and BMW had already considered the prospect of sharing the #27 entry between Sims and Blomqvist, and Sims could still race this season if Blomqvist ends up with a clashing commitment.

Formula E teams are allowed two driver changes per season, but not in the final three races unless it is a case of force majeure. Such cases are at the discretion of the race stewards at each event.

Formula E 2017-18 entry list

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler: Lucas di Grassi, Daniel Abt
DS Virgin Racing: Sam Bird, Alex Lynn
Jaguar Racing: Nelson Piquet Jr, Mitch Evans
Venturi: Edoardo Mortara, Maro Engel
Dragon: Neel Jani, Jerome d'Ambrosio
Renault e.dams: Nicolas Prost, Sebastien Buemi
NIO: Oliver Turvey, Luca Filippi
Mahindra Racing: Felix Rosenqvist, Nick Heidfeld
Techeetah: Andre Lotterer, Jean-Eric Vergne
Andretti: Tom Blomqvist, Antonio Felix da Costa

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