Robin Frijns has re-signed the contract to compete with Envision Virgin Racing for the next Formula E season.
Frijns agreed to extend his contract with EVR for another season before the teams head into an era of the Gen3 rules. After Sam Bird’s exit from the team in the previous season, there was a possibility of Frijns leaving the team as well. Instead, the Dutchman has decided to put his faith in the team just as EVR’s managing director has for him.
Sylvain Filippi, EVR managing director and chief technical officer, has reiterated his belief in Frijn potential and hopes to see more from him in the next season.
“Retaining Robin was a clear and a natural choice for us. He has achieved a lot but has a lot of potential still and we’re thrilled to have him in the team for another season and see what he can deliver in the next couple of races and, of course, next year.
“Robin has proven himself time and time again during the years he has competed with us.
“He is an integral part of our team and has a great relationship with everyone here.
“That, combined with his mature approach to racing and his strategic thinking, has resulted in a very solid performance on track which has contributed enormously to the team’s success.”
Team chairman Franz Jung resonated with Filippi’s words as he too believes that Frijns is the best fit for their team.
“[Frijns] is a perfect fit for the team and keeping him onboard will also provide important stability and continuity for the future.”
EVR currently leads the Formula E Constructor’s Championship, Frijns expects to see this continued success as he believes in the team.
Frijns added: “I am very happy to stay at Envision Virgin Racing for another season.
“We have a great car and a very talented, dedicated team who are doing a phenomenal job.”
Frijns also shared his thoughts on driving alongside Nick Cassidy this season and said that they have a very complementary set of skills and feels it is key to winning a championship in Formula E.
“Having Nick in the team is great too – we work very well together and complement each other.
“The level of skill on the Formula E grid is incredibly high and this championship gets tougher every year, so you definitely need the best team around you to succeed.
“But I think that, overall, we’re in a very strong position heading into the last two races of this year and into .”