Season 4: Pre-Season Report

News Highlights
  • Announcing MS&AD Andretti — the rebranded MS Amlin Andretti Formula E team
  • Antonio Felix da Costa returns with MS&AD and Andretti Formula E for Season Four
Announcing MS&AD Andretti – the re-branded MS Amlin Formula E team
MS Amlin is delighted to unveil the new livery and lead name sponsor as MS&AD Andretti

MS Amlin, the specialist global (re)insurer, today announces a new name and new livery for its Formula E team – the newly-named MS&AD Andretti.

Demonstrating continued support for this cutting-edge, global series, sponsorship is transferring to the parent brand MS&AD. Japanese insurance giant, MS&AD is one of the world’s 10 biggest non-life insurers.

Fans were given a sneak-preview of the livery at the New York race in July. The unique, iridescent finish revives the stunning, and frequently copied, metallics of Amlin’s Season One livery.

Now that one of Japan’s oldest companies is lining up on the grid, Japanese fans, a top three audience for Formula E, at last have a team to follow.

Adrian Britten, MS Amlin’s Director of Brand, said: 
“We hold the risks for people, businesses and communities around the world and mitigating the impact of extreme weather is very important to our clients and our business.  Through Formula E we help present the world with a compelling case for switching to alternative fuel sources for our transport needs.” 

Michael Andretti, Team Owner of MS&AD Andretti, commented: 
“We are delighted that such an esteemed company as MS&AD is actively engaging in this exciting race series.  Our sponsors are a key partner in Andretti Autosport and we are look forward to bringing the exciting new race series to a wider audience, not least in Japan.”

Antonio Felix da Costa returns to the rebranded MS&AD Andretti for Season Four
da Costa will be joined by Alexander Sims and Tom Blomqvist for the upcoming Formula E test in Valencia

Season Four of the exciting FIA Formula E Championship kicks off in Hong Kong on December 2, 2017, but all ten teams take to the track Monday in a pre-season test at the “Circuit de la Comunitat Valencia Ricardo Tormo” in Valencia, Spain. The Andretti Formula E team will test their Season Four car on the 3km national circuit layout during sessions Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

The No. 28 MS&AD Andretti car will once again be piloted by Portuguese driver Antonio Félix da Costa in Season Four. da Costa, a Formula E veteran entering his fourth season in the series, has 11 top-10s and a win at the 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix on his impressive Formula E resume.

Behind the wheel of the No. 27 MS&AD Andretti all-electric racing machine during the test will be a pair of talented BMW Works drivers from Great Britain, Alexander Sims and Tom Blomqvist.

Season Four of Formula E will feature 14 races in 11 different countries, including first-time visits to Chile, Brazil and Switzerland.

Antonio Felix da Costa commented:
“I’m very happy to be back with the MS&AD Andretti Team for Season Four. We have had good testing days and I believe we have made some much-needed steps forward. Besides that, I believe with another small push from BMW and our partners, I believe we have the strength to fight for good results. I can’t wait for Hong Kong.”  

Roger Griffiths, Co-Team Principal, Andretti Formula E, said:
“We are very fortunate to not only be testing two very capable drivers in Valencia but three top-level talents. Antonio has been in Formula E since the very start which makes him one of the most experienced drivers in the field and a huge asset to our team. Alexander had an important role as reserve and test driver in Season Three and is excited for a chance to show what he can do in Valencia. All three drivers are proven race winners in either Formula E or other race series and that is incredibly valuable. The whole team is looking forward to a productive week of testing for MS&AD Andretti.”  

For more information please contact the Media team: ·
Andretti Formula E, Phil Zielinski
+1 317 373 9549 | phil.zielinski@andrettiautosport.com
MS Amlin, Glenys Dawson
+44 (0)207 746 3577 | glenys.dawson@msamlin.comFTI Consulting (London office)Kit Dunford:
+44 (0)20 3727 1143 | kit.dunford@fticonsulting.comMS Amlin and Formula E: 
The MS Amlin Andretti driving team sponsorship was originally created to help increase consumer adoption of alternative fuel sources for transport solutions by making them more compelling and exciting through Formula E.  MS Amlin, and its parent company Japanese insurance powerhouse MS&AD, recognise that climate change challenges the traditional insurance model, as it makes future events less predictable. The global insurer believes the impact of climate change will increase as populations migrate to urban areas in coastal zones and river plains that are threatened by flooding. As coastal cities thrive and riverside economies continue to develop, wealth increases which leads to higher-value assets and results in bigger losses when weather-related events occur.

About MS Amlin:
MS Amlin is a leading insurer and reinsurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. With a 300-year record and more than 2,400 people in 26 locations worldwide, we deliver continuity for businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks. Our role places us at the forefront of the Property & Casualty, Marine & Aviation and Reinsurance markets.   We are experts in underwriting, with both technical capability and deep knowledge of the areas we insure. Our claims service aims to set the industry reference point for quality, with efficient, fair and timely claims management.

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