19 Jul 19
Back in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship after a season's hiatus, Frijns lines up alongside long-time Virgin driver Sam Bird.
After racing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Season 2 and 3 (for Andretti), Frijns makes a comeback to the series with Envision Virgin Racing, taking the place of Alex Lynn, who raced with the squad in Season 4.
Frijns wasn’t born into racing, in fact it was a family friend who gave the Dutchman his first experience in a kart. After travelling to a few races and experiencing the smells and sounds of racing it became obvious Frijns wanted to take racing up more competitively. He was given a quad bike to play with in the garden and was forever being told to get off it by his mother after ruining the garden but a young Frijns was getting the feel for driving.
He progressed through the single-seater ranks and won titles in a number of junior categories including Formula BMW Europe and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. He won the 2012 World Series by Renault 3.5 at his first attempt with the last driver to achieve such a feat being Robert Kubica in 2005.
The Dutch driver and GP2 race winner has been recognised for his talent throughout his career testing for both Sauber and Red Bull Racing at the Formula 1 young driver test in Abu Dhabi.
In 2013, Frijns joined Sauber as an official test driver and took part in a partial season of GP2 picking up one victory and two podium finishes. Frijns later joined Caterham F1 as a test driver for 2014. Since 2015, Frijns has raced in the Blancpain GT Series and, in 2018, in the DTM series with Audi Sport.
For the 2018/19 season, Frijns pilots Envision Virgin Racing's Gen2 challenger alongside British driver Sam Bird.