So far the Briton will be with Virgin, after a strong result in the 2017-18 campaign, which led him to play the title until the last stage. An approach and offer from BMW was made to teammate Antônio Félix da Costa as Andretti becomes the work entry of the German manufacturer.
It is understood that this movement, of BMW, was part of Bird’s decision to stay with the British team. Although he does not confirm his plans for next season, the pilot admitted to have been approached by several rivals.
“Most manufacturers contacted me, which is good and I suppose it’s obviously very flattering. The future of Formula E is very exciting, especially with the new cars. So it’s good to be in demand, I suppose, “Bird told e-racing365.
Jens Marquardt, director of BMW Motorsport, admitted in New York earlier this month that a new driver for the manufacturer could be considered in his strategy.
“We’re looking everywhere, we always show off our own guys and everything we need to have on our radar and we do it very well. I’m sure we’ll have the right guys in our car, “said Marquardt.