Decision approaching: Frijns hopes for Formula E comeback in Cape Town
Less than four weeks after his broken wrist at the Formula E race in Mexico, Robin Frijns is already planning his return. The Dutchman would like to be back in the car as early as the Cape Town E-Prix on February 25. A decision on his comeback is expected to be made next week..
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Frijns reiterated his ambitions for a Formula E return, saying, "I'm working hard to get back as early as possible. It's getting better every day," the 31-year-old wrote. "My goal is to be able to drive again in Cape Town. It won't be easy, but I'm doing everything I can to make it happen."
ABT Cupra replaced Frijns at the Diriyya E-Prix with driver Kelvin van der Linde, who is well-known from the DTM and will also take the wheel next weekend in Hyderabad. However, he could have to vacate his seat again ahead of van der Linde's home race in South Africa, of all places. "The rehab is going according to plan," says an ABT spokesman about Frijns' recovery, "and we obviously hope that he can be back in the car as soon as possible."
Next Wednesday, Frijns is due to take his seat again in the ABT simulator in Kempten for the first time, in order - just like van der Linde - to start preparing for the Cape Town E-Prix. The team plans to decide "at the end of next week" on who will start for the German team alongside Nico Müller in South Africa.
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