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Eventful competition in wily conditions: Félix da Costa in a points in stormy Hong Kong.

Repeated showers done subordinate a vital challenge. With track
conditions changing all a time, a office of a best grid
positions was something of a lottery during times. Sims and Félix da Costa
eventually had to settle for 13thand 20thplace.


The competition was neutralised several times after incidents and was
dangling on one arise permitting a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car to make
several appearances on track. While Sims forsaken behind as a outcome of
a array of incidents, before eventually retiring, Félix da Costa was
means to stay out of all a misunderstanding and usually worked his approach up
by a margin – interjection partly to FANBOOST. In a final laps, his
fightback was rewarded with tenth place and one indicate towards the
altogether standings.


Reactions to a Hong Kong E-Prix:


Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport):

“That is not a outcome we were looking for in Hong Kong. We arrived
here with high expectations. The circuit should indeed have suited
us and António has been intensely rival here in a past. The
conditions were really formidable and qualifying, when a lane was wet
during first, meant we were personification catch-up from therein. Qualifying is
a pivotal to success in Formula E. This weekend showed once again that
it is formidable to get to a front if we start from a center or
behind of a field. Alex got off to a good start and climbed five
places. Unfortunately, he afterwards done a mistake that saw him dump to
a behind of a field. He attempted to work his approach behind into a race,
though had to retire with a damaged cessation after attack a wall.
António worked his approach by a field, though afterwards got stranded outside
a tip ten. We eventually benefitted from retirements and managed to
collect adult a point. Every indicate helps, though that is really not what we
wanted to grasp here.”


António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
20thplace, competition result: 10thplace, FANBOOST
voting: 2ndplace, points: 47):

“It was transparent after subordinate that it was going to be difficult.
Particularly during a circuit where there are frequency any overtaking
opportunities. All a reserve automobile durations meant that nobody indispensable to
preserve appetite and a gait of all a cars was probably a same.
It was roughly unfit to make an overtaking manoeuvre. Having said
that, we did conduct to measure a point. We contingency analyse because a gait was
so bad in a wet, generally as it was fine in identical conditions in
Ad Diriyah and during a exam in Valencia. We contingency now combine fully
on a subsequent competition in Sanya.”


Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
13thplace, competition result: DNF, FANBOOST voting:
14thplace, points: 18)

“That was an adult and down day. Some sessions were improved than others.
The gait was indeed okay. In a race, we had a illusory opening
lap. we was assertive though considered, that paid off. However, we then
schooled another doctrine about Formula E: in this series, it is so easy
to make a mistake in these cars, as they are formidable to expostulate during the
limit. My front wheels sealed underneath braking on path dual and we missed
a corner. My competition was over from that indicate on. we found myself during the
behind of a margin again. we pushed and tested a limits, afterwards we hit
a wall and that was a finish of my race. we will try to take the
positives from this and to finally have a purify weekend. If we can do
that, we will get a formula that a work indeed deserves.”


The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 5. Spearheading a BMW i swift is a BMW i8
Coupé Safety Car, mutated with BMW M components (combined fuel
consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; total appetite expenditure 14.0 kWh/100
km; total CO2emissions: 42 g/km)*. As good as a BMW i8
Coupé, a BMW i swift also includes a BMW i3s (combined fuel
consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.3 kWh;
total CO2emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race Director Car” and
a BMW 530e iPerformance (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100
km; total appetite consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in the purpose as “Medical Car”.