António Félix da Costa finishes second on a lectern for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Mexico City.

Posted on 17. Feb, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Mexico City. António Félix da Costa (POR) finished a turbulent
Mexico City E-Prix (MEX), a fourth competition of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship season, in second place, to take his second lectern of
a deteriorate after his win in Ad Diriyah (KSA). In a thespian final
theatre of a race, a BMW works motorist benefitted from strong
appetite government and changed adult from fifth to a lectern mark on the
final lap. Through no error of his own, Alexander Sims (GBR) was
concerned in an accident, that resulted in a competition being
interrupted, and finished a competition in 14th place.

 

As a fastest motorist in subordinate organisation one, Félix da Costa done it
to a Super Pole and started a competition from fifth on a grid. He
remained in that position for roughly a whole competition and saved enough
appetite to be means to go on a conflict in his #28 BMW iFE.18 in the
final stage. While a infancy of drivers forward of him slowed down,
Félix da Costa, who once again benefitted from FanBoost during the
race, changed adult several places. Second place saw him benefit 18 points in
a drivers’ standings and, with 46 points, he now lies second. BMW i
Andretti Motorsport Team is third in a group standings, with 64
points. The win in Mexico went to Lucas di Grassi (BRA).

 

Sims, who competent in seventh place on a grid, was strike by another
automobile in a opening phase. Behind him, Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA) collided
with Jean-Éric Vergne (FRA), took off and slid off a lane out of
control and during high speed. He strike a behind of Sims’ #27 BMW iFE.18 in
a process. Sims spun and crashed into a barriers and was forced to
lapse to a pits to change a front bodywork. The competition was red
flagged to transparent a lane after a collision and after a mangle of
around 30 mins a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car, with a new design,
restarted a field.

 

Reactions to a Mexico City E-Prix:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“What a race! António Félix da Costa battled good and kept his
cold in his duel with Sébastien Buemi. Then, in a shutting stage, our
good appetite potency and competition plan paid off. It was literally in
a final metres that António changed adult onto a podium. It’s a shame
for Alexander Sims that he got held adult in an collision during a start
of a race, by no error of his own. If that hadn’t been the
case, no doubt he would have finished most aloft adult a field.
Congratulations to António and a whole team. Once again, we managed
to modify a pretentious intensity of a BMW iFE.18 into a top
result. Long competence it continue.”

 

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport):

“Racing in front of such a good throng and finishing on a podium
with António in a finish is only amazing. we still have a memory of
all a fans station in front of a lectern and all a BMW flags
flying. Congrats to António who gathering a unequivocally intelligent race. The engineers
did a unequivocally good pursuit to arrange out a appetite management. we feel sorry
for Alex. He was an trusting plant today.”

 

António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
5th place, competition result: 2nd place, FANBOOST
voting: 3rd place, points: 46):

“Ahead of a competition weekend, we pronounced that we need to give it a all
here to collect adult as many points as possible. The fact that we managed
second place will no doubt be good proclivity for a whole team. I
had a duel with Sébastien Buemi comparatively early on in a race,
during that we overwhelmed his automobile slightly. After that my steering was
skewed, that naturally put me during something of a disadvantage, so I
simply confirmed my position after that and saved energy. As a end
of a competition drew nearby it became transparent that some of a cars in front
of me competence start carrying problems, so we waited for my possibility – and
afterwards took it. I’m gay with a podium.”

 

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
7th place, competition result: 14th place, FANBOOST
voting: 15th place, points: 18)

“It isn’t a outcome that we had hoped for though it was out of our
hands today. After Nelson Piquet Jr. strike my automobile a team’s reaction
was illusory and they got me behind out on lane as fast as possible
after a repairs. The automobile wasn’t operative as good after that though I
could still benefit profitable knowledge and data. Those are a positives
from today’s race.”

 

The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 5. Spearheading a BMW i swift is a BMW i8
Coupé Safety Car, mutated with BMW M components (combined fuel
consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; total appetite expenditure 14.0 kWh/100
km; total CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. As good as a BMW
i8 Coupé, a BMW i swift also includes a BMW i3s (combined fuel
consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.3 kWh;
total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race Director Car” and
a BMW 530e iPerformance (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100
km; total appetite consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in a purpose as “Medical Car”.

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