BMW i and MS Amlin Andretti prepared to start tellurian debate in Hong Kong.

Posted on 13. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 6th Oct 2016. The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship
deteriorate starts in Hong Kong (CN) on 9th October. BMW works driver
António Félix da Costa (PT) and Robin Frijns (NL) will expostulate a two
MS Amlin Andretti ATEC-002 machines in a Hong Kong ePrix. We bring
we some useful information brazen of a much-anticipated deteriorate opener.
 
The Challenge

BMW’s fasten to a FIA Formula E Championship, by its
partnership with a MS Amlin Andretti team, will take a initial steps
in rival racing on Hong Kong’s streets. Félix da Costa and
Frijns will be anticipating to start a deteriorate strongly, though will face a
tough challenge. MS Amlin Andretti will entrance a code new
powertrain, and so a Hong Kong ePrix represents a step into the
different for a technology. Further unknowns, in a figure of a brand
new lane blueprint and an ultra-competitive, though still enigmatic, field
will usually boost a problems of this
debut.
 
Increased manufacturer impasse opposite the
array and a margin of gifted drivers meant that Season 3 of the
world’s usually all-electric engine racing array is a many competitive
yet. The group contingency perform to a extensive limit to grasp good
formula on a Asian adventure.
 
The Team

MS Amlin Andretti will competition a ATEC-002 in Season 3, with Félix
da Costa and Frijns in a dual entries – Frijns in array 27 and Felix
da Costa in array 28. BMW will yield imagination and support to the
American group as it runs a possess powertrain for a initial time, having
run a customary Formula E record in a initial dual seasons. This
will be a initial ever competition for a fledgling manufacturer-team
partnership.
 
Fans can opinion to give their favourite driver
a ‘FanBoost’ – an additional appetite allocation, accessible in a second
half of a competition – online. The 3 drivers with a many votes
accept an additional 100KJ of energy, that can boost appetite by adult to 30KW.
There are dual methods: voting on fanboost.fiaformulae.com, or by using
a hashtag #FanBoost, and #AntonioFelixdaCosta or #RobinFrijns, on
Twitter or Instagram.
 
The Expectations

Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director: “We are
unequivocally looking brazen to a initial competition of a 2016/17 deteriorate of the
FIA Formula E Championship. As partial of a partnership with Andretti
Formula E, we will be represented by countless engineers in Hong Kong.
We are prepared to start a Formula E mission: benefit knowledge and pave
a approach for success in partnership with a group of MS Amlin
Andretti. The slight lane in a center of Hong Kong provides an
considerable backdrop for this.”
 
António Félix da Costa, MS Amlin Andretti: “It feels
like it’s been a unequivocally prolonged time given a finish of a final Formula E
season, so I’m unequivocally vehement to get Season 3 underway. I’ve been
concerned in Formula E given a beginning, and we can contend without
perplexity that this is a many rival deteriorate yet. The
manufacturer input, a spectacle, a organization of a series,
it’s massive. Obviously I’m anxious to see BMW fasten a series
with Andretti – I’ve been operative with BMW for a while and we know how
tough they push, and how severely they will take this venture. It’s
illusory news. That said, it’s going to be a wily race. Everyone is
operative prosaic out. As for a track, it’s going to be good for racing –
there are copiousness of overtaking opportunities, and appetite management
will be tough, that could lead to lots of position changes. we think
Season 3 of Formula E is going to start with a good spectacle.”
 
Robin Frijns, MS Amlin Andretti: “I am blissful to be
behind with Andretti Formula E and can’t wait to get behind a circle of
a MS Amlin Andretti automobile in Hong Kong. We had one lectern final year,
though that is not enough. We wish to do some-more this deteriorate and we don’t
consider a loyal intensity showed in Season 2. The group has been working
tough and it will be good to get on lane this weekend and get Season 3
started. Some of a new cities and circuits also demeanour sparkling –
looking brazen to a year.”
 
The City

Hong Kong itself is a illusory plcae for Formula E. It is a
emperor state of China, whose collateral Beijing (CN) it replaces on
a series’ calendar for 2016/17. Famous for a enlightenment and vibrancy,
a domain is a fourth many densely populated in a world: Over
7 million people live in only 2,755km2 – and reduction than 25% of that
area is developed. Only Macau (CN), Monaco (MC) and Singapore (SG) can
explain to be tighter on space.
 
The Circuit

The two-kilometre city circuit, set alongside a universe famous
harbour, will yield a backdrop of forlorn civic vistas. In many
ways, a lane presents identical hurdles to all Formula E’s
layouts: it is bumpy, and many of a corners are tight, 90° or
hairpin bends. Unlike many of a circuits a array will competition on,
it’s wide, that will expected lead to a lot of corresponding action. The
track’s prolonged straights, like a comfortable temperatures, could make for
formidable energy-management conditions.
 
The BMW i Vehicle Fleet

For Season 3, BMW i stays a “Official Vehicle Partner” for
a FIA Formula E Championship. The BMW i8 (fuel expenditure combined:
2.1 l/100 km / 134.5 mpg imp; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km) will
continue as a high-performance, fit Safety Car in Formula E.
The same goes for a BMW i3 (energy expenditure combined: 12.9 kWh;
CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km), that is a “Medical Car” and “Race
Director Car” and for a BMW X5 xDrive40e (fuel expenditure combined:
3.4–3.3 l/100 km / 83.1–85.6 mpg imp; CO2 emissions combined: 78–77
g/km; total formed on a EU exam cycle, might change depending on the
tyre format specified), that functions as a “Rescue Car” or
“Extrication Car”.
 
Note to a editors: A print call will be hold at
17:00hrs on Friday in front of a MS Amlin Andretti garage. Among
others, BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt and Alejandro Arag,
arch executive officer Formula E holdings, will be accessible for
pictures. This will be followed by a press conference.
 
A
extensive press pack for a FIA Formula E Championship is attached
to this press release.

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