BMW i Andretti Motorsport finishes third and fourth in New York – Podium for António Félix da Costa.

Posted on 14. Jul, 2019 by in BMW Canada

New York. The BMW i Andretti Motorsport group enjoyed a
successful New York City E-Prix on Saturday. António Félix da Costa
(POR), in a #28 BMW iFE.18, finished third in a twelfth competition of
this season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship. He was followed over
a finish line of a ‘Brooklyn Circuit’ (USA) by team-mate
Alexander Sims (GBR) in fourth place. Victory went to Sébastien
Buemi (SUI, Nissan).

 

This was a fourth lectern for Félix da Costa, who started from
eighth on a grid, carrying formerly won in Ad Diriyah (KSA) and
finished second and third in Mexico City (MEX) and Sanya (CHN). Sims
came home fourth for a second time this season. Félix da Costa
now lies fifth with 97 points in a Drivers’ Championship. Sims
is 15th with 36 points to his name.

 

While fans in New York witnessed many incidents – one of which
resulted in a coming of a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car – and some
stirring battles in prohibited conditions, a dual BMW i Andretti Motorsport
drivers were means to drive transparent of trouble. They were ultimately
rewarded for their flawless drivers with a crafty group result. The
final competition of a Formula E deteriorate will take place on Sunday.

 

Reactions to a New York City E-Prix:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“Congratulations to a whole group on this crafty outcome here during our
American home turn in New York. We are in unequivocally good form again here
during a finish of a season. Both António Félix da Costa and Alexander
Sims kept ease and remained entirely focussed on their race, notwithstanding the
feverishness and a many incidents. Third and fourth place is nonetheless some-more proof
that a BMW iFE.18 is one of a strongest cars in a margin and is
good for tip results. We wish to denote that again on Sunday –
and to finish Season 5 with another highlight.”

 

Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal):

“We have a good day behind us. We were rival with both cars
right from a initial use session. We could have finished even
aloft in qualifying, though a outcome we had meant we were means to
conflict in a race. Both António and Alexander had good, purify starts.
They pulled off some good overtaking manoeuvres and drove
intelligently. The reserve automobile duration did not indispensably play into our
hands, though that is engine racing. Despite that, both drivers had what
it takes to finish on a lectern today. Furthermore, that was – except
for Ad Diriyah – a best competition of a year in terms of a total
points haul. We wish to behind that adult tomorrow.”

 

António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
8th place, competition result: 3rd place, FANBOOST
voting: 5th place, points: 97):

“Although my automobile was shop-worn during a start, following a few contacts,
we had unequivocally good pace. We gathering a crafty race. we was means to save
appetite in a few phases, in sequence to use it after in a race. That
authorised me to gradually work my approach by a field. Alexander
helped me a small on my approach to a podium. He also deserved a podium
finish. We both scored profitable points for a team. we am particularly
gratified to have claimed a lectern for BMW i Andretti Motorsport here in
New York. That is good for a whole team.”

 

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
5th place, competition result: 4th place, FANBOOST
voting: 14th place, points: 36):

“That was a unequivocally sparkling competition – unequivocally prohibited and unequivocally demanding. My
start was unequivocally good, as was a gait in a early stages. Following
Alex Lynn’s technical issue, we unexpected found myself using second.
In a end, we had to settle for fourth. We got a glorious outcome for the
team, that feels unequivocally good. we am looking brazen to tomorrow. We
wish to finish a deteriorate on a high.”

 

The BMW i Support Vehicle Fleet.

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 5. Spearheading a swift were dual Safety Cars:
The BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 l/100
km; total appetite consumption: 14.5 kWh/100 km; total CO2
emissions: 46 g/km)*, that had been specifically mutated for use during the
racetrack, and a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car (combined fuel consumption:
1.8 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. The BMW i swift also enclosed 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 (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 the purpose as “Medical Car”.

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