Both BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers in a points during a team’s home Formula E competition in Berlin.

Posted on 25. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Berlin. BMW i Andretti Motorsport finished in a points with
both a drivers for a initial time this deteriorate in competition 10 of the
ABB FIA Formula E Championship. António Félix da Costa (POR), during the
circle of a BMW iFE.18, crossed a finish line fourth in a BMW i
Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium, carrying started a race
from seventh place. His team-mate Alexander Sims (GBR) climbed from
eleventh on a grid to finish seventh and make it dual BMW iFE.18
cars in a tip ten. Victory went to Lucas di Grassi (Audi, BRA).

The vast crowds during Tempelhof Airport were treated to
an sparkling competition with many overtaking manoeuvres and battles. Both BMW
i Andretti Motorsport drivers managed to stay transparent of any difficulty and
make adult belligerent over a march of a race.

Félix da Costa now lies fourth in a Drivers’ Championship with
82 points, a opening to championship personality Jean-Éric Vergne (FRA) is 20
points. Sims is 16th with 24 points to his name. Formula E
earnings to movement on 22nd Jun 2019 in Bern (SUI).

Reactions to a BMW i Berlin E-Prix:

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“On a whole, a home competition was a prominence for us, nonetheless we
would apparently have favourite to have taken a lectern finish for a many
BMW fans here during Tempelhof Airport. António narrowly missed out on the
tip three, however, he did measure some profitable points again in fourth
place. After 10 of a season’s 13 races, he is still in a thick of
a competition for a drivers’ title. Alexander reacted good to his grid
chastisement with an considerable and battling performance. Seventh place was
his only prerogative and meant both cars finished in a points.
Congratulations to Audi and Lucas di Grassi on their win. we consider we
also put on a good uncover for Formula E fans divided from a track. Our
BMW i Vision Experience, with many activities and exhibits regarding
a BMW Group’s innovative solutions for a destiny of mobility, was a
vital attraction. The deteriorate now enters a finishing straight. We
wish to perform good again in Bern and New York, afterwards we’ll see where
we finish during a finish of a season.”

Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal):

“BMW i is a pretension partner of this E-Prix and it is a home race
for BMW – as such, it was a special eventuality for everybody in a team,
and one that we came into in a really dynamic mood. António scored
some good, plain points, that could still infer really critical in the
championship. At a same time, it was apparently a illusory competition for
Alexander, who finished a prolonged empty run with that result. We done a few
changes and took a somewhat opposite proceed to a competition this time.
That paid dividends. Finishing with dual cars in a points is very
good for a team. We now have a small time to ready for Bern. We
will use that to safeguard we transport to a final European competition of the
deteriorate as good prepared as possible.”

António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
8th place, competition result: 4th place, FANBOOST
voting: 4th place, points: 82):

“Fourth place means a few profitable points for me. At a same time,
however, we have mislaid belligerent to other drivers. we was struggling with
understeer today. The automobile was really efficient, though we did not have the
ideal balance. Unfortunately, we was no longer means to compare a pace
of a front-runners after a yellow phase. Fourth place was a best
we could manage.”

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
6th place, competition result: 7th place, FANBOOST
voting: 18th place, points: 24):

“This weekend was a step in a right instruction for me, as we could
see in qualifying. Super Pole did not go ideally for us, and we had to
start a competition from 5 place serve down a grid due to the
chastisement we picked adult in Monaco. Despite that, we had a good initial half
of a race. We had really good pace, quite in a center of the
race, and had copiousness of appetite during a ordering until a yellow phase
wiped out a differences in appetite reserves. This is a initial time
this deteriorate that António and we have both finished in a points, which
is good for a team.”

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 are 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, combined
CO2 emissions: 46 g/km)*, that has been specifically modified
for use during a racetrack, and a BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car (combined
fuel consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.0
kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. The 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 (combined
fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100 km; total appetite consumption:
13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km)*
in a purpose as “Medical Car”.

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