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Dan Ticktum will join the NIO 333 Formula E team for 2022

He'll be partnering Oliver Turvey, who has retained his seat from last year.

The ever-controversial Dan Ticktum was very much at a crossroads towards the end of this year. Having been dropped by the Williams driver development program and looking set to exit Formula 2, it was a bit of a mystery as to where he would be going next. Ticktum had even publicly admitted that he had "blown" any chances of a Formula 1 drive in the future, due to being dropped by both the Williams and Red Bull driver programmes in the past.

Now we at least have an answer for where he's going to be next year, as the NIO 333 Formula E Team has signed him up for a drive for next season! He'll be partnering with Oliver Turvey, who has retained his seat from last year. The signing comes in the wake of Tom Blomqvist making the switch to the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, racing for Meyer Shank Racing in the top DPi class.

"I am very happy to be racing with the NIO 333 Formula E team," said Ticktum. "It’s going to be quite a big challenge as I have not had long to prepare for the test next week, and Formula E is complicated, but it’ll be very exciting. There are quite a few different tools you can use as a driver but it’s a totally different experience to Formula 2, so I’m really looking forward to it, both mentally and physically. I’ve had a great few days with the team at Silverstone this week and hopefully we can try to make some progress next season and get further up the grid."

"Let's warmly welcome Daniel Ticktum as our newest member of the NIO 333 Formula E family," said NIO's CEO Vincent Wang said. "His race results that impress me the most are the two victories in the Macau Grand Prix, one of the most famous races in the world. Though he has shouldered some difficulties during his career, I believe that his experience will pave the way to success. He is a young, bright new star who will shine on the Formula E racetrack."

"Ahead of the 8th season of the FIA Formula E World Championship I am excited to see our new driver line up and invigorated team in our new base just outside the Silverstone Circuit," Wang continued. "We have been working hard these past few months and are prepared to earn points and get back onto the podium."

Ticktum will get his first proper taste of Formula E machinery at the pre-season test in Valencia that runs from November 29 to December 2. His testing time will be limited compared to other drivers, however, as he'll have to leave after the second day to travel to Saudi Arabia to race in the penultimate round of the 2021 Formula 2 championship. The team's reserve driver Adam Carroll will take over Ticktum's testing duties from that point.

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Comments (2)

  • Excited for Ticktum's Tantrums after he knocks somebody off in one of those tight chicanes...

      6 days ago
    • Already waiting with popcorn ready for when him and Buemi start throwing hands at each other

        6 days ago
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