Potential, though no points for BMW i and MS Amlin Andretti in Mexico City.

Posted on 02. Apr, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. It was a unsatisfactory competition day in Mexico for MS Amlin
Andretti. Neither BMW works motorist António Félix da Costa (PRT), nor
Robin Frijns (NED), done a points in a Mexico City ePrix. Frijns
placed 11th, while Félix da Costa was incompetent to make the
finish after a technical issue.

The Qualifying

Qualifying for a MS Amlin Andretti Team was, like many of a day’s
on-track activity, unpredictable. Félix da Costa warranted eighth place,
1:03.363 his best time on a dusty, non-static track. A chastisement for
another aspirant meant that a Portuguese motorist would start in
seventh. Frijns found himself 17th, with a best of 1:03.688.

Félix da Costa picked adult some additional movement by winning the
afternoon’s eRace in front of a vast and ardent throng in
eVillage. The group was afterwards paid an astonishing revisit by celebrity
Paris Hilton, who took time to take photos with a organisation and learn how
sustainability and electric record is assisting to figure a future
of racing.

The Race

Once a competition started, Félix da Costa got held in trade on Lap 1
and had to shun to a runoff, losing 7 spots. He fought tough and
was means to work his approach behind to P6 before a automatic emanate forced
him to retire early. Frijns had a quick automobile and done his approach all the
approach to P5 before carrying to offer a drive-through chastisement for not
assembly a smallest compulsory array stop time. He was means to benefit spots
after a chastisement yet finished only outward a points in P11.  The
competition was won by Lucas Di Grassi (BRA). In total, a Qualcomm Safety
Car BMW i8 done 3 appearances over a march of a race.

The Reactions

António Félix da Costa, MS Amlin Andretti: “We had a
many improved weekend, in terms of pace, than Buenos Aires. The homework
we did helped a lot and we came here improved prepared that means we
are training from a mistakes and doing what we have to do to
compete. We were many some-more rival in subordinate and started
seventh that was a good step forward. The automobile was good, even yet I
done a mistake early on and we mislaid a few positions. we was means to
come behind and had good pace, so we upheld a lot of guys on track. After
a array stop, we were looking good for a top-five finish yet we had a
automatic disaster and we was forced to come in. We seem to be going
by a tough time right now yet as a group we will come behind much
stronger in Monaco.”

Robin Frijns, MS Amlin Andretti: “The competition went
flattering well. We started P17, and we felt utterly comfortable. we was
behind Antonio after a few laps, since he done a mistake. we felt
like we was quicker than a cars in front of me, yet it is tough to
pass on a front stretch. It’s hapless a group done a
mistake in a array stop; we went 3 seconds quicker than was
authorised so we got a drive-through penalty. Without a chastisement we
could have finished in a tip five, so it was really a disappointment.”

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

FIA Formula E heads into Europe for turn five, with a Monaco ePrix
on a 13th of May. The glamorous strand resort, home of
a world’s many famous engine race, hosts a second Formula E competition on
a short, movement packaged loop around a harbour.

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