No points for Félix da Costa and Frijns during a Marrakesh ePrix.

Posted on 13. Nov, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 12th Nov 2016. The MS Amlin Andretti organisation saw
copiousness of promise, though was rewarded with no points during a Marrakesh
ePrix in Morocco, a second turn of a 2016/2017 deteriorate in a FIA
Formula E Championship. Robin Frijns (NL) was 11th, while BMW works
motorist António Félix da Costa (PT) finished his competition early after system
issues with a initial of his dual ATEC-002 chassis.

 

The Qualifying

The dual MS Amlin Andretti cars started corresponding on a fifth row
on a grid. Frijns, using in a fourth subordinate group, recorded
a time of 1:21.912 mins for  ninth position, while Félix da Costa,
from a initial group, managed 1:22.073 mins for tenth.

 

The Race

The formula during a Marrakesh ePrix, a initial FIA Formula E
Championship eventuality in Africa, unfortunately did not live adult to the
team’s hopes. At a start, both drivers were using together, before
Félix da Costa upheld his teammate for ninth place. The Portuguese
motorist was handling appetite and using well, severe for a top
six, when he stopped on track. Despite being means to restart after a
delay, a organisation was forced to switch cars on path 12 of 33, distant too
early to practically make a finish – a Marrakesh ePrix was the
longest in Formula E’s history. Félix da Costa afterwards directed to acquire the
singular indicate accessible for fastest lap, though was pipped to a accolade
by another aspirant only before a finish.

 

Frijns’ competition fell only brief of points-paying positions. After
descending behind his teammate, he was afterwards upheld by Lucas di Grassi
(BR) and Nick Heidfeld (DE) on path 5, withdrawal him 12th. After a pit
stop on path 18, he rejoined in a same position. He afterwards changed adult to
11th, where he remained until a finish. Victory went to Sébastien
Buemi (CH).

 

The Reactions

 

António Félix da Costa, MS Amlin Andretti: “We had a
good start to a competition and gained a position straightaway. we was
feeling good in a automobile and we had unequivocally good appetite management; we
were using in a tip 10 and looking good to get a few some-more places.
Then we had a technical emanate with a automobile and we stopped on track.
That was a finish of a competition for us, really. We came in and we jumped
into a other automobile with a idea of going for a Fastest Lap, which
we hold until a path or dual from a end. It’s frustrating since it
has been a month of tough work for a MS Amlin Andretti team.”

 

Robin Frijns, MS Amlin Andretti: “The start of the
competition was okay. On a initial lap, we out-braked myself and António
overtook me. we came to a indicate when we was a bit quicker than Heidfeld
and he seemed to be struggling. we went for a opening and he defended, I
braked and sealed a dual fronts in a dilemma causing me to spin. It
was detrimental and unfortunate, though it was one of those times when you
try something and, if it works you’re a hero, and if it doesn’t you’re
on a outside. It’s a bit of a contrition we didn’t measure any points
today, during limit we could have been P8. Hopefully a subsequent competition will
be a improved one.”

 

The BMW i Vehicle Fleet

For Season 3, BMW i stays a “Official Vehicle Partner” for the
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”.

 

The Outlook

The third competition of a FIA Formula E Championship is scheduled for
18th Feb 2017; a Buenos Aires ePrix, in Argentina’s vibrant
collateral city.

 

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