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António Félix da Costa in a points for MS&AD Andretti during Formula E season-opener in Hong Kong.

For most of Sunday’s second race, he seemed on march for a
lectern before a check in rising after a array stop resulted in
him dropping down a field. He finished a competition in twelfth place.
Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) won a FanBoost opinion in both races on his
Formula E debut, and came home 15th and 18th.


The Saturday race

Félix da Costa kicked off Season 4 with a clever competition and finished
sixth to measure a initial 8 points of a deteriorate for a MSAD
Andretti Formula E team. He started from eighth place and stayed clear
of difficulty on an eventful opening lap. Several cars behind him were
concerned in a collision, that caused a competition to be suspended.
Following a re-start behind a Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car, Félix da
Costa kept one eye on his appetite pot in a initial half of the
race. As such, he was one of a final drivers to come into a pits,
and led a competition during that point. In a second half of a race, Félix
da Costa stayed in hold with a front-runners and was means to benefit a
place. He crossed a finish line in seventh place, though was
subsequently promoted one position due to a chastisement given to Maro
Engel (GER). Kobayashi finished a initial Formula E competition of his career in
15th. Victory went to Sam Bird (GBR).


The Sunday race

A problem with a starting lights meant that competition dual of a weekend
was started behind a Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car. Félix da Costa
benefitted from a spin by personality Felix Rosenqvist (SWE) to stand from
his sixth place starting position into fifth. A few laps later, he
pulled off a conspicuous overtaking stratagem to pierce forward of Alex
Lynn (GBR) and into fourth. When a BMW works motorist came into the
pits, he was using fourth behind Mitch Evans (NZL) and had his
sights set on a lectern finish. However, a check in rising the
second automobile afterwards cost Félix da Costa a lot of time and saw him dump out
of a points positions. He finished a competition in twelfth. Kobayashi, who,
as in a opening race, had a FanBoost during his disposal, crossed the
finish line in 18th place. Daniel Abt (GER) won a second
competition of a year.


The reactions

António Félix da Costa, MSAD Andretti Formula E:
“I am gratified to have scored points during a start of a season. That
was a good start on Saturday. We had a problem with a radio, and the
array stop was not ideal either. We could have finished even improved than
sixth. On Sunday, it was a unsatisfactory finish to what was looking to be
a very, unequivocally earnest race. We had a good subordinate and got
ourselves starting in P6. We managed to be very, unequivocally good on energy
saving – went a path longer than everyone. We were going to have a
clever second stint, afterwards we came in for a array stop. We mislaid 20
seconds and finished a competition 28 seconds behind a leader. We would
have been very, unequivocally close. we consider during slightest P2 would have been ours
so it’s unequivocally unsatisfactory to finish 12th. We’ll figure out
what happened and come behind prepared for Marrakesh.”


Kamui Kobayashi, MSAD Andretti Formula E: “I
unequivocally enjoyed my initial knowledge of Formula E. We positively did not
get a limit out of a automobile in a dual races, though we was happy to
finish on my debut. Thank we to all a fans whose votes authorised me
to use a FanBoost in both races.“


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 reserve 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”.