Season 4 kicks off with dual races in Hong Kong for a Andretti Formula E team.

Posted on 28. Nov, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Season 4 of a FIA Formula E Championship gets
underway this weekend with dual races in Hong Kong (CHN). BMW works
motorist António Félix da Costa (POR) and Kamui Kobayashi (JPN)
contest during a season-opener for MSAD Andretti Formula E. Over
a march of Season 4, BMW and a group will continue their
preparations for a central works entrance in a 2018/19 season.

 

As “Official Vehicle Partner” of Formula E, BMW i is once again
providing an endless swift of vehicles. This includes a Qualcomm
BMW i8 Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.1 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 49 g/km) and a new BMW i3s (combined energy
consumption: 14.3 kWh; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) as a “Medical
Car” and “Race Control Car”.

 

The Situation

The races in Hong Kong paint another critical step on a road
to Season 5 for BMW and MSAD Andretti Formula E. The cooperation
between a BMW engineers and a group has been serve strong in
new months, and this routine will continue over a march of the
season. In Hong Kong, a group will also call on a knowledge it
gained during contrast in Valencia (ESP) in a run-up to a new season.

 

The Team

The Andretti Formula E group is in a fourth deteriorate of Formula E in
2017/18. So far, Michael Andretti’s (USA) group has contested 33 races,
claimed 3 stick positions, and scored 202 points. BMW works driver
António Félix da Costa is again in movement during a circle of a number
28 MSAD Andretti ATEC-003 in Season 4. Japanese motorist Kamui
Kobayashi will expostulate a array 27 automobile during a season-opener in Hong
Kong. Plans are also stirring for BMW works motorist Tom Blomqvist (GBR) to
competition with a group during Season 4. He was purebred on a FIA entry
list. MSAD Andretti is only obliged for allocating the
cockpit of a array 27 car.

 

The Expectations

 

António Félix da Costa, MSAD Andretti Formula E:
“I am unequivocally looking brazen to returning to Hong Kong. we had a good
competition when Formula E done a entrance there final year. Generally
speaking, we adore a area around Hong Kong. After all, we have enjoyed
some large wins in beside Macau. As such, we always have a good
feeling when we transport to a region. we consider we had a good off-season,
and we are all unequivocally wakeful that we have to work good as a group and give
it a all in Season 4. we can see a lot of encouraged people at
MSAD Andretti and BMW.”

 

Kamui Kobayashi, MSAD Andretti Formula E: “I
would like to appreciate everybody for giving me a possibility to competition during the
Hong Kong E-Prix.  It is a plea to go to a competition though proper
testing, though we have been in identical situations during my career, so it
should be okay. There are many informed faces in a Formula E series,
so we am unequivocally looking brazen to a competition and operative with them
again. we have been to Hong Kong a few times though never illusory racing
on a streets, so I’m unequivocally vehement to go there to race.”

 

The Circuit

The “Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit” hosts a HKT Hong Kong
E-Prix for a second time, after a array done a entrance there in
Season 3. This time, dual uninterrupted races will be hold during the
circuit. The 1.860-kilometre lane takes a drivers clockwise through
a gulf streets and past a considerable Hong Kong skyline,
encompassing 10 corners on a way. The best overtaking opportunities
come in turns one and two, during a finish of a dual longer straights.
Last year, António Félix da Costa finished fifth in Hong Kong.

 

The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is once again “Official Vehicle Partner” of a 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; values in EU exam cycle,
contingent on comparison tyre format) in a purpose as “Rescue Car” and
“Extrication Car”.

 

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