BMW i Andretti Motorsport has confirmed the signing of Jake Dennis, who will race for the team full-time alongside Maximilian Gunther throughout the 2020-21 season.
The Briton replaces compatriot Alexander Sims at the team, with BMW stating Dennis “won over those making the decision in an intensive selection process and through his performances during test drives in the BMW iFE.20 as well as in the BMW Motorsport simulator.”
Most recently, Dennis raced in the DTM Series, finishing 17th in the 2019 championship with a best result of sixth place at Zolder.
“I’m really looking forward to the new challenge that awaits me in Formula E, and would like to thank all those in charge at BMW i Andretti Motorsport for their trust,” said Dennis.
“I’m aware that I will be confronted with unique requirements in Formula E, which I will need to get used to first, but versatility has always been one of my strengths.
“I am confident that, with the help of the team and my fellow driver Maximilian Günther, I will quickly get my bearings.
“Formula E is one of those race series that, as a racing driver, you really want to be involved in at the moment because the level of manufacturers, teams and drivers is higher there than anywhere else.
“I can’t wait to be starting a Formula E race in the BMW iFE.21 for the very first time.”
Dennis’ previous single-seater venture was in 2016 when he classified fourth in the GP3 Series.
In 2018, he carried out testing duties for the Red Bull Formula 1 team, and remains a regular sim driver for the energy drink-backed outfit.