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BMW i Andretti Motorsport misses out on a points during a Swiss E-Prix in Bern.

Bern. BMW i Andretti Motorsport was incompetent to behind adult the
clever performances final time out during a team’s home competition in Berlin
(GER) as a European leg of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E
Championship drew to a tighten in Bern (SUI). António Félix da Costa
(POR) and Alexander Sims (GBR) finished 12th and
14th during a Swiss E-Prix.


Sims started a competition from 17th on a grid and Félix da
Costa from 20th following a formidable qualifying. Over the
march of a race, that was primarily interrupted and then
re-started following a pile-up on a opening lap, a dual BMW i
Andretti Motorsport drivers did conduct to work their approach adult a order.
However, with overtaking really formidable on a slight circuit, a
points finish was eventually a step too far. Victory went to Jean Éric
Vergne (FRA, Techeetah).


Reactions to a Swiss E-Prix:


Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport group principal):

“We approaching some-more from this race. Unfortunately, we had a few minor
technical issues in a initial use session, that we were means to
solve, though that cost us profitable time. By a time we went into
qualifying, we did not have a ideal set-up for this track.
Unfortunately, that was reflected in a grid positions. It is
intensely formidable to stand into a tip 10 from so distant behind on such
a slight circuit. Our drivers did a good pursuit in a race, though were not
rewarded with any points.”


António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
20th place, competition result: 12th place, FANBOOST
voting: 2nd place, points: 82):

“No points – that was not a good day for us. Unfortunately, it began
with a unsatisfactory qualifying. There are reasons for us lacking
pace, though we will still have to analyse them closely. From a grid
positions, it was formidable to make most swell in a race. The
outcome is apparently a shock for me in a Drivers’ Championship. It
is now critical to finish a deteriorate with as certain formula as
probable in New York.”


Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
17th place, competition result: 14th place, FANBOOST
voting: 17th place, points: 24):

“Our competition gait was distant improved than in qualifying. We have to
know because we can't realize a intensity in qualifying. That is
apparently a good shame. we was afterwards strike by another automobile in a race, as
a outcome of that we mislaid some positions. Who knows, maybe we could have
finished in a points were it not for this incident.“


The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 5. Spearheading a swift are dual Safety Cars:
The BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 l/100
km; total appetite consumption: 14.5 kWh/100 km; total CO2
emissions: 46 g/km)*, that has been specifically mutated for use during the
racetrack, and a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car (combined fuel consumption:
1.8 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. The BMW i swift also includes a BMW i3s
(combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total appetite consumption:
14.3 kWh; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race
Director Car” and a BMW 530e (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1
l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in the purpose as “Medical Car”.