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Blomqvist Hungry for Formula E Return

Tom Blomqvist says he wants to return to Formula E next season…

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Tom Blomqvist wants to re-ignite his Formula E career after describing a need to address what he says is “unfinished business” in the all-electric championship.

Blomqvist completed half a season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with Andretti in 2017-18.

He scored points with an eighth place finish on his debut at Marrakesh but was replaced in the team by Stephane Sarrazin for the Berlin E-Prix later in the season.

Sarrazin failed to score any points in his subsequent four outings with the team which was finalizing its full integration into BMW i Andretti Motorsport which took over the entry for 2018-19.

Since then, Blomqvist has tested for BMW i Andretti Motorsport on occasion, during manufacturer allocated running.

The British driver forged a significant reputation in single-seater racing earlier in his career. This included finishing second in the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship between champion Esteban Ocon and third-placed Max Verstappen.

“I definitely want to race again in Formula E as I feel there is definite unfinished business there,” Blomqvist told e-racing365.

“I was at the Berlin E-Prix and the level of competition is pretty intense, so I feel it would be a championship I feel that I would thrive in, to be honest.

“The program in Season Four is history now and everyone knows it was a tough year all-round. But I am fully motivated to get back in to Formula E should the opportunity arise.”

The 25-year-old and current BMW Formula E driver Alexander Sims tested together at the pre-season Valencia test in 2017.

On that occasion Blomqvist was chosen to partner Antonio Felix da Costa for 2017-18 but was forced to sit out the season-opening Hong Kong double-header after a team sponsor pushed through a deal for Kamui Kobayashi to make a brief cameo.

BMW is believed likely to retain Sims as one of its drivers for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign.

Should da Costa accept a widely-rumored offer to join Jean-Eric Vergne at DS Techeetah, then BMW has, in addition to Blomqvist, options of DTM drivers Marco Wittmann, Joel Eriksson and Bruno Spengler.

E-racing365 understands that both Sims and da Costa are scheduled to test for the team next week.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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