The end of the Formula E season has given a lot to talk about, not only in terms of the expectation generated by the Gen3 era, but also because of the constant moves made by the teams to aspire to the title in 2023.
The arrival of some drivers also means the farewell of others, as is the case of Alexander Sims, who decided to step aside and not continue in the exciting electric single-seater series.
“After spending a lot of time deliberating about what was best for me and my family, in the end I felt that my future in racing lay elsewhere. Despite that decision, I am enormously grateful to have had the opportunity to compete in Formula E,” said Sims in statements reviewed by the official site of the electric series.
The racer recalled pleasant moments in his career in the category, such as his promotion in Mexico or his first podium in New York, although he recognizes that in the “Big Apple” he missed the victory at the end.
Praise for Formula E
Sims took advantage of his farewell to give an accolade to the tournament, pointing out that it has had remarkable progress throughout its short history. “By the time BMW Motorsport offered me a race seat in season 5, the series was already well established, technically challenging for the drivers and very competitive from a financial and sporting point of view.”
He stressed that just taking into account the personnel that the teams have evidences that Formula E is in a sweet spot at the moment, with a great combination of human talent from junior categories rising.
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After celebrating the establishment of Formula E as a FIA World Championship, Sims also listed the enormous challenges facing the racers.
“Honestly speaking, the unique demands of driving and racing a Formula E car show me that each and every driver in the championship is operating at the top of their game,” he noted.
He also added that drivers have to be able to manage so many elements in the car, from braking and regen settings, energy deployment and load levels throughout the lap, all while going full throttle, using all the available track, but not missing an inch.
“I’m going to miss the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with. They are enormously talented, hard-working and wonderful people who have put in so many hours to help improve my performance and the performance of my cars,” he said.