It is in Formula E that Dan Ticktum will continue his career, joining the NIO team there. Previously a member of the Red Bull and then Williams young driver programs, who both separated from him, Ticktum put his dream of Formula 1 on hold, believing that he was not politically correct enough for the premier class of motorsport anyway.
In addition, the Briton struggles to claim the title in Formula 2 despite good results. Last season, for his first full campaign, he took 11th place overall with DAMS, but was disappointed. « Unfortunately, the year with DAMS has not been so good », he recently declared on the F2 website. “There have been a few changes to the car and the team, and we’ve been struggling all year. [Jüri] Vips was my teammate for a while, he couldn’t quite get close to me, and we were more or less towards the top 10, but we weren’t fighting enough. «
Ticktum now sits fourth with Carlin but is 49 points behind leader Oscar Piastri with six races to go. After considering the IndyCar, he is now looking to the all-electric championship within NIO 333, which lost its second driver, Tom Blomqvist, who left for IMSA. The Englishman will be associated with his compatriot Oliver Turvey, an emblematic member of this team.
Dan Ticktum and Oliver Turvey (NIO 333)
« I am very happy to be racing with the NIO 333 team », delights Ticktum. « It’s going to be a really big challenge because I haven’t had a lot of time to prepare for testing next week, and Formula E is complicated, but it will be very exciting. There are a lot of different tools. that you can use as a driver, but it’s a completely different experience than Formula 2, so I’m looking forward to that, both mentally and physically. I spent a few days with him. ‘team at Silverstone this week and it was great, hopefully we can try to make some progress next season and move up the ranks. «
Ticktum’s debut promises to be complicated, however: he will only be able to participate in the first two of three days of pre-season testing in Valencia, on November 29 and 30, before traveling to Saudi Arabia for the pre-season. last meeting of F2. He will be replaced by reserve driver Adam Carroll on December 2.
« Warmly welcome Daniel Ticktum, the newest member of the NIO 333 family in Formula E », says Vincent Wang, CEO of NIO. « His results which impress me the most are the two wins at the Macau Grand Prix, one of the most famous races in the world. Although he has struggled during his career, I believe his experience will lead him. towards success. He is a young and dazzling new star who will shine on the Formula E circuits. »
On the side of NIO 333, after taking the last place in the championship during the last three seasons to date, we hope to finally go up the slope. The campaign to date was already a clear improvement over the previous one, with 19 points against zero previously. The team have just moved to new premises at Silverstone and are now aiming for the podium.
Askew at Andretti… in Formula E
Jake Dennis and Oliver Askew (Andretti Autosport)
On the side of an Andretti team that keeps the BMW powertrains but is no longer the factory team of the propeller brand, it is Oliver askew who will be lined up alongside Jake Dennis. The 24-year-old Floridian knows Andretti well having won the 2019 Indy Lights title with this structure, which has also entered him in four IMSA races this year in LMP3. Askew also competed in the 2020 IndyCar season and five races in 2021, with three different teams; he was on the podium at Iowa Speedway last year.
« We are happy to welcome Oliver back to the Andretti family to complete our Formula E driver duo », comments Michael Andretti, CEO and President of Andretti Autosport. “We had great success with Oliver in 2019 when he won the Indy Lights Championship with us, and we can’t wait to introduce him to Formula E. He is hard-working and has the science of racing. I am very hopeful that he applies that to this new opportunity. We are also very excited to be able to enter the first full-time American driver into such an exciting international championship. «