DTM driver Philipp Eng says he is “100% interested” and “wishing” for the BMW Andretti seat in Formula E, now vacant after Alexander Sims signed for Mahindra Racing.
Although Sims will continue his association with the German manufacturer as a GT driver, he left BMW’s FE squad after two seasons in which he scored three pole positions and a race win.
With two-time E-Prix victor Maximilian Guenther extending his deal at the team for the 2020-21 term, Austrian racer Eng – who drives for BMW Team RBM in the DTM – has emerged as a favourite for the seat after his recent test in the iFE.20 car.
When asked by Autosport if he was interested in an all-electric move, Eng said: “Yes, 100%.
“It’s a great championship with many, many great drivers in there.
“I was obviously following Formula E anyway because BMW is heavily involved, and they had a