Points for Tom Blomqvist on his Formula E entrance with MS&AD Andretti.

Posted on 14. Jan, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Marrakesh. Tom Blomqvist (GBR) picked adult his initial points in
a ABB FIA Formula E Championship on his entrance competition in Morocco. The
Brit finished in eighth place during a Marrakesh E-Prix. However, his
MSAD Andretti team-mate António Félix da Costa (POR) had a
formidable day. After an collision in qualifying, he delivered a
clever catch-up opening that went unrewarded. Félix da Costa
crossed a finish line in 14th place. The eventuality during a “

Circuit Automobile International Moulay El Hassan” noted the
third spin of a 2017/18 Formula E season.

While subordinate took place in misty and cold temperatures, it
was balmy and warmer with temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius during
a race.


The qualifying

Blomqvist finished his initial Formula E subordinate event in group
1. He came into slight hit with a wall, though was means to continue
his quick path and competent in 12th on a grid with a time
of 1:20.870 minutes. Félix da Costa on a other palm was unlucky: He
was on a approach to a good path time when he sealed a brakes as he
braked for spin 7 and he slid into a tyre wall. Subsequently, the
male from Portugal had to settle with 19th, a penultimate
mark on a grid.


The race

Formula E rookie Blomqvist finished adult dual positions in a opening phase
of a competition and had changed into a tip 10 after dual laps. At a same
time, Félix da Costa set off on his competition to locate adult from a behind of
a grid, that saw him benefit position after position. On path 14 the
team-mates were inextricable in a battle, and Félix da Costa overtook
Blomqvist. After 17 laps, a male from Portugal entered a array in
tenth place and nonetheless again fell plant to misfortune; only as he was
changing car, competition control announced a “full-course-yellow” phase.
This saw Félix da Costa remove time, and he was behind in 14th
place after his array stop. Blomqvist entered a garage a path after and
returned to a margin in tenth place. He changed adult a position and
crossed a finish line in ninth place. After a motorist in front of him
perceived a retroactive penalty, Blomqvist changed adult into eighth place
in a final rankings. Félix da Costa was incompetent to pierce adult a field
again and remained in 14th place. The win went to Felix
Rosenqvist (SWE).


The reactions

Tom Blomqvist, MSAD Andretti Formula E: “The
competition was a bit of an eye-opener. we was also a bit propitious to finish in
eighth position in a end. My concentration was on removing some laps underneath my
belt since we literally had no thought what to expect. we had tested and
worked in a simulator, though it is unequivocally opposite in a race
environment. There is unequivocally some work that needs to be finished on my
side to try and figure out how to improved conduct a race. It is so
opposite from what we have finished in a past, and each time we get in
a automobile it will get improved and we will learn some-more and more. we will work
on my appetite management, or a communication with a engineers.
There are so many things that we unequivocally need to be on tip of here in
Formula E. we have got some approach to go though we can be unequivocally happy with
eighth place in my initial race.”


António Félix da Costa, MSAD Andretti Formula E:
“It was one of those days that we call impression building though we need
to stay clever and we have large faith in my team. My mechanics did a
good pursuit and got a automobile remade after my pile-up in subordinate which
we apologize for; it was my mistake. The initial army of a competition looked
unequivocally good, we were quick and we got a lot of positions back.
Unfortunately, when we motionless to change cars a ‘Full Course Yellow’
came right in that moment. Basically, we boxed underneath immature and the
others after me came to a pits underneath FCY that finished us remove a lot of
time. The competition was most over from there. In a second army I
was pushing on my possess all of a time so there was not most we could
do. So currently zero went a approach though we keep smiling and we know that
we have a intensity to be in a points in each competition so this is
what we need to aim for.”


The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is once again “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula
E Championship in Season 4. The BMW i8 (combined fuel consumption: 2.1
l/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 49 g/km)* continues to take to the
lane as a absolute and fit Safety Car. The same goes for the
new BMW i3s (combined appetite consumption: 14.3 kWh; total CO2
emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Medical Car” and “Race Control Car”, and the
BMW X5 xDrive40e (combined fuel consumption: 3.4 – 3.3 l/100 km;
total CO2 emissions: 78 – 77 g/km)* in the purpose as “Rescue Car” and
“Extrication Car”.

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