Félix da Costa scores critical points for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in a violent Paris E-Prix.

Posted on 27. Apr, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Paris. António Félix da Costa (POR) and BMW i Andretti
Motorsport have finished a formidable competition weekend in a ABB FIA
Formula E Championship in Paris (FRA) with seventh place and six
hard-earned points. Starting from 14th position, Félix da
Costa put on a unblemished arrangement in fanciful conditions to work
his approach adult to seventh place. Alexander Sims (GBR) late from the
Paris E-Prix after his impasse in an collision by no fault
of his own.


The eighth competition of a Formula E deteriorate endured some violent phases
after starting behind a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car on a partially wet
circuit. Periodic rainfall continued to impact proceedings, and an
astonishing snowstorm caused copiousness of collisions and position changes.
Félix da Costa managed to stay out of difficulty and some ease driving
saw him work his approach adult to seventh place. He is now in third place in
a drivers’ standings with 70 points, eleven points behind leader
Robin Frijns (NED, Virgin Racing), who won a Paris E-Prix. BMW i
Andretti Motorsport stays fifth in a group championship, with 88 points.


Sims’ competition day finished around 22 mins before a end. On a wet
surface, he was rear-ended by Oliver Rowland (GBR, Nissan) entering a
dilemma and incited neatly into a pile-up barriers. The BMW iFE.18 was
too badly shop-worn to continue a race.


Reactions to a Paris E-Prix:


Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport group principal):

“The competition was like a Apr continue here in Paris. The 32 laps had
flattering many all a misunderstanding we could imagine. Unfortunately,
Alexander Sims got held adult in an collision that wasn’t his fault. He
is carrying a tough time right now and only isn’t removing a fitness he
needs to knowledge a trouble-free competition weekend. António put on a very
mature performance. It was a contrition that a formidable conditions in
subordinate meant that we were incompetent to get a best speed out of the
car. However, he worked his approach by a margin during a competition and
done a many of each possibility he got when his competitors slipped up.
The points he scored here could be really profitable during a finish of a season.”


António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
16th place, competition result: 7th place, FANBOOST
voting: 2nd place, points: 70):

“I consider we managed to expostulate a intelligent competition again, keep out of all the
difficulty and measure some critical points to stay in a using for the
title. We didn’t have a best speed in a sleet though we didn’t make
any mistakes and managed to work a approach forwards during a race.”


Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
18th place, competition result: DNF, FANBOOST voting:
17th place, points: 18):

“Unfortunately, that was another unsatisfactory competition outcome for me. I
had designed on pushing a purify competition by to a finish and then
withdrawal Paris with a good outcome in a bag. Sadly, that didn’t work
out. There was zero we could when we got strike from behind. That was a
many hapless conditions for me.”


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 the purpose as “Medical Car”.

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