|P.o.B.||Melbourne, Florida, USA|
|D.o.B.||12 December 1996|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Début||2022 Diriyah E-Prix I|
|Formula E Career|
|Entries||9 (9 Starts)|
|Team||Avalanche Andretti Formula E|
Oliver Clark Askew (born 12 December 1996 in Melbourne, Florida, USA) is a Swedish-American racing driver, who competes in the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Avalanche Andretti Formula E. A former Champion of the Indy Lights series, Askew would become the first American driver since Scott Speed to race in FE when he made his debut at the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix I.
Askew began his career in karting, racing in his native United States through to the 2016 season, when the American youth earned a Team USA Scholarship. That funding allowed Askew to compete at the Formula Ford Festival at the end of the season, and a spot in the Road to Indy Shootout. Askew duly won the shootout at Leguna Seca, earning him a $200,000 prize to fund a campaign in the USF2000 Championship in 2017.
Indy Hopes: 2017 - 2021
Askew entered the 2017 USF2000 Championship as one of the favourites, and a string on strong early-season results would carry the American youth to the title, just ahead of Rinus VeeKay. That victory carried Askew to the next tier of the "Road to Indy" ladder, with the American racer joining the Pro Mazda Championship. Third in that series, which was won by USF rival VeeKay, would be enough for Askew to progress into the Indy Lights series in 2019, joining Andretti Autosport.
Once again, Askew found himself fighting with VeeKay for the honours, although for the second time in three seasons it was Askew who claimed the crown from his Dutch rival. That title earned Askew a funded seat in the IndyCar Series in 2020, with Arrow McLaren SP signing him to their squad alongside Patricio O'Ward. However, it proved to be a tricky rookie season for Askew in the condensed 2020 season, with the high of a podium finish in his fifth race outweighed by a heavy accident at Mid-Ohio that caused Askew to miss two races.
Formula E History
Askew was signed as the second driver for Avalanche Andretti Formula E in the build-up to the 2021 Valencia Test, the single pre-season test ahead of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The American racer became the first driver since Scott Speed competed in the 2014/15 season, and would partner sophomore FE racer Jake Dennis for the campaign.
Full Formula E Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Oliver Askew's career in Formula E in statistical form.
Formula E Entries
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Oliver Askew during their FE career:
|Oliver Askew's Overall Formula E Record|
|2021/22||Avalanche Andretti Formula E||28||BMW iFE.21|
Below is a table showing Oliver Askew's full Formula E record.
|FIA Formula E Championship Record|
Videos and Images:
- Connor McDonagh, 'Askew to make Formula E debut with Andretti in season eight', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 24/11/2021), https://www.crash.net/fe/news/993775/1/askew-make-formula-e-debut-andretti-season-eight, (Accessed 24/11/2021)
- 'Oliver Askew', driverdb.com, (DriverDB AB, 2021), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/oliver-askew/, (Accessed 25/11/2021)