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Maximilian Günther finishes runner-up for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Marrakesh.

Marrakesh. Maximilian Günther (GER) gave a tactically astute
opening in a Marrakesh E-Prix (MAR) to finish runner-up and
take his place on a lectern during turn 5 of this season’s ABB FIA
Formula E Championship. It was Günther’s second top-three result
with BMW i Andretti Motorsport in a #28 BMW iFE.20, having
formerly taken feat in Santiago (CHI). He climbs into fourth
place in a Drivers’ Championship, usually behind team-mate Alexander
Sims (GBR) in third. Sims also gathering an considerable race, though was
unfortunately forced to retire from fifth place shortly before the
finish. BMW i Andretti Motorsport is now second in a Team
standings with 90 points.

 

Günther started from second place on a grid after a strong
opening in qualifying. He set a fastest time in a regular
subordinate session, earning himself a indicate towards a Drivers’
Championship. In a Super Pole, he was usually beaten by António Félix
da Costa (POR, DS Techeetah), who was usually 0.069 seconds quicker.
Günther spent most of a early stages of a race, in which
potency and appetite government played a pivotal role, severe for
a lead. Eventual leader Félix da Costa pulled transparent in a closing
stages, while Günther was inextricable in a illusory conflict for second
place with Jean-Éric Vergne (FRA, DS Techeetah). Günther finished the
wilful overtaking stratagem on a final lap.

 

Sims started a competition from eighth place and focussed on saving as
most appetite as probable in a initial half of a race. That paid
dividends after on in a competition and, as he did in Mexico City (MEX),
Sims started to quarrel his approach behind by a margin to fifth place.
Shortly before a finish of a race, a throw with Edoardo Mortara (ITA,
Venturi) resulted in hit that pennyless a lane rod on a #27 BMW
iFE.20. Sims was forced to retire from a competition on a final lap.

 

Reactions to a Marrakesh E-Prix:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“Congratulations to Maximilian Günther on a second lectern of his
immature career as a BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver. The BMW iFE.20
finished a good sense all weekend in Marrakesh. It was a same story
in a race. Maximilian and a group once again gave a unequivocally tactically
mature performance, finished good use of a potency of a BMW i
drivetrain, and some-more than deserved second place. The conflict with
Jean-Éric Vergne in a shutting laps was tip class! Unfortunately,
Alexander Sims’ automobile suffered a automatic emanate after hit with
Edoardo Mortara shortly before a finish of a race. At that indicate he
was using fifth after an intelligent race. It is a good contrition that
he was not rewarded with some points. After 5 races, a record
this deteriorate is still unequivocally positive. Congratulations to António Félix
da Costa on his win.”

 

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport,
group standings: 2nd place):

“We came here with high expectations after a opening final year.
Maximilian and Alexander tender in qualifying. We afterwards had a
vital conflict with DS Techeetah in a race. We knew that they
would be unequivocally crafty – and we were eventually incompetent to stop António.
However, Maximilian some-more than warranted his second place with an
superb opening and good overtaking stratagem on a final
lap. we feel contemptible for Alexander: like in Mexico, he once again
constructed a illusory fightback and was set to measure a lot of valuable
points in fifth place. To be forced out so tighten to a finish –
without, in a opinion, carrying finished anything wrong – is a sour blow.”

 

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.20, starting position: 8th place,
competition result: DNF, points: 46, motorist standings: 3rd place):

“Unfortunately, a competition once again showed what a skinny line there is
between happening and set-back in Formula E. we mislaid a few positions at
a start, though was afterwards means to save a lot of appetite and win behind one
place after another with a crafty use of ATTACK MODE. It was all
looking good until a hit with Edoardo Mortara shortly before the
finish, in that my automobile was damaged. That was that – a genuine shame.
However, congratulations to Maximilian and a group on a deserved
lectern finish.”

 

Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.20, starting position: 2nd
place, competition result: 2nd place, points: 44, motorist standings: 4th place):

“I am unequivocally really happy with second place. Today was all about
handling a competition intelligently. In a initial half of a competition we was
still means to plea António for a lead. In a end, however, he
was simply a small bit too good. Congratulations to him on a win. I
afterwards had a conflict with Jean-Éric towards a finish of a race, in
that we opportunely came out on top, interjection to a late overtaking manoeuvre.”

 

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; 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:
14.6-14.0 kWh; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race Director
Car”, a BMW 530e (combined fuel consumption: 1.8-1.6 l/100 km;
total appetite consumption: 14.5-13.8 kWh/100 km; total CO2
emissions: 40-36 g/km)* in a purpose as “Medical Car” and a BMW X5
e45 (combined fuel consumption: 2.0-1.7 l/100 km; total energy
consumption: 23.5-21.3 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 46-38
g/km)* as “Rescue Car”.