MS&AD Andretti Formula E set to electrify a streets of Rome.

Posted on 12. Apr, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship heads to Europe
this Saturday, 14th April, for a initial Rome (ITA)
E-Prix. BMW works drivers António Félix da Costa (POR) and Tom
Blomqvist (GBR) lapse to a cockpits of a MSAD Andretti
cars.

Blomqvist was behind a circle of a BMW iFE.18 in Maisach
(GER) final Tuesday and finished a roll-out for a car, that BMW
will be regulating for a works entrance in Season 5 of Formula E.

 

The Situation

Despite starting well, with MSAD Andretti holding points during each
of a initial 4 venues in Season 4, conjunction Félix da Costa nor
Blomqvist scored during a final event, Punta del Este. However, Félix da
Costa’s starring opening in Mexico City (MEX) showed there is
glorious gait in a Andretti ATEC-03, and both drivers have proven
a car’s potency during competition pace. They will demeanour to open brazen at
this mint eventuality in Rome.

 

The Team

The MSAD Andretti Formula E group is in a fourth deteriorate of
Formula E in 2017/18. So far, Michael Andretti’s (USA) group has
contested 39 races, claimed 3 stick positions, and scored 222
points. BMW works motorist Félix da Costa is again in movement during the
circle of a series 28 MSAD Andretti ATEC-003 in Season 4.
Joining a Portuguese motorist is associate BMW works motorist Blomqvist,
racing automobile series 27.

 

The Expectations

 

Tom Blomqvist, MSAD Andretti Formula E: “After
a flattering chaotic initial integrate of races, it feels like we’ve been on a
large break. This week we had a payoff of pushing a initial metres
in a new BMW iFE.18 – a good impulse for everybody concerned in this
project. Now we am unequivocally really penetrating to be behind behind a circle of
a MSAD Andretti car. we consider it’s going to be a large weekend
with a initial Rome E-Prix. It’s such a chronological city, that I
consider is large for us, for Formula E and for everyone. I’m really
looking brazen to racing on a streets of Rome. We’ve been perplexing to
keep a heads down and urge on all a weaknesses that we’ve
unclosed over a initial integrate of races. We have proven during times that
a automobile and a package have been means to get some formula though it has
been a bit unsuitable so we are perplexing to know all of that and
learn from a areas we haven’t been good in. This should assistance us put
together a decent weekend in Rome. This is a new lane for everyone
that is good for me since we haven’t been to any of a tracks.“

 

António Félix da Costa, MSAD Andretti Formula E:
“It’s unequivocally good to finally go behind to racing with a MSAD
Andretti team. Rome is a new lane for Formula E and a new city so
that’s always unequivocally exciting. It’s vacant domain for everybody so we
have finished a task in a simulator with a whole team. We feel
good prepared and we feel like we have addressed all a points that
indispensable to be addressed after Punta del Este. We are looking brazen to
going behind to racing and scoring points.”

 

The Circuit

As a Rome E-Prix is a initial electric engine competition ever hold in the
city, a mint circuit will be a hearing for a group and driver.
Most of a turns are tight, though a fast, unconditional turns three/four
and seven/eight will plea drivers and their set up. The competition will
start on a tree-lined Via Cristoforo Columbo, speed around
a soaring Obelisco di Marconi and brush past a iconic
Colosseo Quadrato, on a second longest lane of the
season: 2.84km.

 

The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is once again “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula
E Championship in Season 4. Spearheading a BMW i swift is a new
BMW i8 Coupé, mutated with BMW M components (combined fuel
consumption: 1.9 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 for a ABB Formula E Championship also includes the
new BMW i3s (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total energy
consumption: 14.3 kWh; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Medical
Car” and “Race Control Car”, and a BMW X5 xDrive40e (combined fuel
consumption: 3.4 – 3.3 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 15.4 to
15.3 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 78 – 77 g/km)* in a purpose as
“Rescue Car”. 

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