BMW i Andretti Motorsport is apart of the Andretti Autosport family which was founded by Barry Green and Gerald Forsythe as Forsythe Green Racing in 1993. The team was primarily known for their routes in the Indy Car series before making their debut in Formula E with Franck Montagny, Charles Pic, Matthew Brabham and Jean-Eric Vergne.
BMW joined Andretti when they provided the team with technical assistance during the 2017/18 season. Prior to this, Andretti held a consistent middle field car. In their debut year, they took sixth in the standings before switching out their driver line up with Michael Andretti and Scott Speed but they were soon replaced by Robin Frijns and Simona de Silvestro. The team took seventh in their second year. Andretti retained Frijns for a secondary year while also signing da Costa for 2016/17. Once again, the team held seventh.
With the change for the car in 2017/18, the team saw their worst season to date. They retained da Costa for a full season while the secondary seat flittered between Kamui Kobayashi, Tom Blomqvist and Stephane Sarrazin. This was the year the became MS&AD Andretti Formula E aheadc of the cooperation with BMW. They officially started their year with BMW for the 2018/19 season which saw the teams best finish at fifth in the standings. They retained da Costa for a further year where he partnered up with Alexander Sims. Sims remained for the 2019/20 season where he was joined by Maximilian Gunther where they finished fifth for a second year.
For the 2020/21 season, BMW i Andretti will see their last season in the sport. To finish off their Formula E experience, they are retaining Maximilian Gunther and have signed their newest rookie, Jake Dennis.
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