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BMW i Andretti Motorsport delight in Diriyah – Alexander Sims celebrates his initial win.

Munich. Two stick positions and one win was a fantastic
outcome that BMW i Andretti Motorsport motorist Alexander Sims (GBR)
cumulative during a deteriorate opener of a ABB FIA Formula E Championship
in Diriyah (KSA). In a second race, on Saturday, Sims distinguished a
autocratic feat from initial place on a grid – a initial in his
Formula E career. With 35 points, Sims also took a lead in the
driver’s standings. Maximilian Günther (GER) gathering a magnificent
liberation competition from ninth on a grid and finished a competition in second
place, though a retrospective time chastisement saw him dump down into
11th place.

 

Günther overtook dual of his rivals too early during a finish of a safety
automobile period, an movement that saw him awarded a 24-second time penalty
after a finish of a competition and lectern ceremony, withdrawal him without
points. In a group standings, BMW i Andretti Motorsport are in third
place with 35 points.

 

Reactions to competition 2 of a Diriyah E-Prix:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“What a competition for BMW i Andretti Motorsport; what a win for Alexander
Sims. After a stick position on Saturday, we knew that a BMW iFE.20
and a drivers were unequivocally rival during a start of Season 6
though we had no thought that another stick position and a second win in
Formula E would follow. Congratulations to Alexander and everybody at
BMW i Andretti Motorsport and BMW i, in a drivetrain department, and
during BMW Motorsport in Munich – a good group effort. Congratulations to
Maximilian as well, who can be unapproachable of his performance, notwithstanding the
penalty. He gathering a ideal race, though afterwards overtook somewhat too
early. After a knowledge from final season, we know that it’s now
all about confirming a opening in a entrance races. But currently I
was simply unapproachable as we followed a opening of a group during a
stretch in Fuji. Formula E is a TechLab for a BMW Group. This
double success shows how good we are doing here – both on and off a track.”

 

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport,
group standings: 3rd place):

“This is a illusory success for all of us demonstrating an amazing
group suggestion – quite after a beating that we
gifted after yesterday’s race. Evidently, Alexander slept well
and woke adult a winner. He blending good to a altered conditions
with some-more hold on a track. He gathering a unequivocally crafty race, and a team
did all right in terms of tactics. Despite a retrospective
penalty, acclamation to Maximilian as well, who gathering a illusory defensive
race. It’s good how he kept Lucas di Grassi in conflict mode behind
him. He is still unequivocally immature and no doubt his time as a competition leader in
Formula E will come.”

 

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.20, subordinate result:
1st place, competition result: 1st place, points: 35,
motorist standings: 1st place):

“The feeling we had as we crossed a finish line was indescribable. It
was a illusory day. We had a well-spoken competition today, and a BMW iFE.20
felt unequivocally great. We schooled a lessons from a problems that we
gifted yesterday. Many interjection to a team, who were with me
by a formidable times final season. After a tests we knew that
we had a clever car, though we never approaching things to go as good here
in Diriyah as they have. You can’t devise for something like this in
such a hotly contested competition series.”

 

Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.20, subordinate result:
9th place, competition result: 11th place, points: 0,
motorist standings: 18th place):

“Naturally, it is tough to be awarded a chastisement like that
retrospectively. The conditions during a restart after a reserve car
duration was misleading and it was frantic. Stoffel Vandoorne obviously
done a discerning preference to expostulate into a conflict zone, that saw me come
into hit with him somewhat and repairs a front of my car. Also, I
was already alongside him during that point, and from my viewpoint there
was no branch back. The movement was hapless and we had hoped that
it would be okay. The competition officials saw things differently. we have to
accept this decision. What stays is a fact that we gathering a strong
competition and have a speed to finish on a podium. we will build on this
as a deteriorate progresses. Congratulations to Alexander on his win.
It’s a outrageous success for a team. Many interjection to everybody who made
this clever opening probable – both here during a lane and during BMW
in Munich.”

 

The BMW i Safety Cars.

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 6. 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; combined
CO2 emissions: 46 g/km)*, that has been specifically modified
for use during a racetrack, and a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car (combined
fuel consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.0
kWh/100 km; total 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; total CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km)*
in the purpose as “Medical Car”.