Robin frijns will stay with the Imagine Virgin Racing team for season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship after signing a contract extension with the team.

The Dutchman joined Virgin in 2018 and has been one of the stars of the championship in recent years, although he hasn’t won a race since the second race in New York City back in the 2018-19 season.

Frijns is a contender for the championship this year and sits second in the standings ahead of the last double of the season at Berlin later this month, and he’s excited to stay with the squad for the 2021-22 season.

“I am very happy to stay with Envision Virgin Racing for another season”, said Frijns. “We have a great car and a very talented and dedicated team doing a phenomenal job.

“Together we have managed to achieve a lot of consistency in one of the most unpredictable and competitive series of races in the world, which is not easy and is one of the reasons why we have achieved the top of the rankings. ”

Frijns was happy to work alongside his new teammate Nick cassidy this season, which replaced Jaguar Racing linked Sam the bird, the Dutchman believing that he and the New Zealander have worked well together.

He believes the team is in a strong position ahead of the season finale in Berlin, as they sit second and seventh in the standings, and are also preparing for season eight.

“Having Nick on the team is also great – we work really well together and complement each other” said Frijns. “The skill level on the Formula E grid is incredibly high and this championship gets more difficult every year, so you definitely need the best team around to be successful.

“But I think overall we’re in a very solid position heading into the last two races of this year and Season 8.”

Sylvain Philippe, General Manager and CTO of Envision Virgin Racing, said he was delighted to retain the services of Frijns for another season, and it was a clear and natural choice for the team to retain the services of someone who turned out to be one of the best drivers in the championship.

“Robin has proven himself time and time again during the years he competed with us”, said Filippi. “He is an integral part of our team and has a great relationship with everyone here.

“That, combined with his mature approach to racing and his strategic thinking, resulted in a very solid performance on the track which contributed immensely to the success of the team.

“Retaining Robin was a clear and natural choice for us. He has accomplished a lot but still has a lot of potential, and we are delighted to have him in the squad for another season and to see what he can offer in the next two races and, of course, the next year.

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