BMW will continue its involvement in Formula E after committing to supplying the Andretti Autosport team with a drivetrain for the 2021/22 season.
Last year BMW announced it would quit the all-electric championship at the end of the current 2020/21 season (season 7), along with rival German manufacturer Audi.
The news left the future of partner Andretti, which has competed in the series since the inaugural season back in 2014, in limbo.
However BMW has now committed to supplying the team with its BMW Racing eDrive03 drivetrain for season 8, though it’s involvement as a works team will still come to an end.
“We are delighted to be able to continue to support Andretti Formula E,” said Mike Krack, BMW Motorsport head of test and race operations. “We are convinced that the BMW Racing eDrive03 will allow Andretti Formula E to achieve top results.
“Working purely as a drivetrain supplier, we will no longer be involved directly in events at the racetrack in season eight [2021/22] but we will provide the team with support in response to any technical questions regarding the BMW Racing eDrive03.”
Team boss Roger Griffiths added: “The choice to continue with BMW as our drivetrain supplier for Season 8 was an easy one. Over the last two seasons with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport works programme it has delivered four wins, shown proven reliability and excellent efficiency.
“The team understands the operational aspects of the BMW Racing eDrive03 well and therefore the expectation is that Andretti Formula E can be highly competitive for the final season of the Gen2 era.”