Official: Robin Frijns to return to Formula E world champion team Envision Racing in 2024
After just one season with ABT Cupra, Robin Frijns is returning to his "old love". The Dutchman will drive from the coming season for the Jaguar customer team Envision Racing, for which he already competed from 2018 to 2022. The reigning world champion team announced this in a press release on Tuesday morning.
Frijns will thus succeed his former teammate Nick Cassidy, who left the team after three years and joined Jaguar. Together with Sebastien Buemi, he thus forms one of the most experienced driver duos in the racing series. The goal for Envision Racing in 2024 is to defend the world championship title.
"It is great to have Robin back with the team after one year away," said Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO at Envision Racing. "He enjoyed some memorable moments with Envision Racing over the years and was always pushing at the front and regularly finishing on the podium. We can’t wait to get started for Season 10."
Frijns: "I'm driving to win the 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 Robin 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."
"We obviously know all about the ability Robin possesses and are delighted he is returning to the team," describes Franz Jung, chairman of the team. "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 Sebastien for Season 10 we expect them to be a very formidable duo."
Frijns made his debut in the electric series in 2015 and initially drove for Andretti for two seasons. He then became an Audi works driver and competed in the DTM. After a year, he returned to Formula E and drove four seasons for the Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing, which changed its name to Envision Racing in 2021. Frijns is thus returning after a very mixed season with his former DTM team ABT.
The Dutchman has contested 88 Formula E races so far in his career, of which he has won two and finished on the podium eleven other times. With 454 points, he is 8th in the all-time best list.
Frijns will contest his first race for his new, old team on January 13, 2024, in Mexico City. Before that, pre-season testing will take place in Valencia at the end of October.