Why Sims is quitting Formula E to become the master of his own destiny
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Why Sims is quitting Formula E to become the master of his own destiny

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Alexander Sims’ call to give up a pukka Formula E spot after four seasons in the series may have surprised some, but after laying out his reasoning and what he hopes comes next, very few onlookers can argue against his plan.

Motorsport is a capricious beast at the best of times. One discipline of racing can fit a driver like a glove and, in experimenting with a move to another category, that driver can suffer from an abrupt loss of form as they try to break old habits to fit their new environs. And it might be the case that they never truly feel comfortable.

Alexander Sims understands that. A multiple race-winner in GT racing, Sims got the call from BMW to join the Andretti Formula E squad ahead of its three-year partnership with the American squad in 2018.

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