Munich. New face in BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s driver
line-up: for Season 6 of a ABB FIA Formula E Championship,
Maximilian Günther (GER) will paint a team. The 22-year old
contested his initial Formula E deteriorate as a rookie final year – and
impressed. The BMW i Andretti Motorsport group also bids farewell to
António Félix da Costa (POR).
New further Maximilian Günther contested 10 races for GEOX Dragon
in 2018/19, finished in fifth place twice and was concerned in the
Super Pole foe for a fastest 6 drivers in qualifying
twice. Günther is no foreigner to BMW Motorsport carrying begun his
career in single-seater racing in 2011 in a Formula BMW Talent Cup –
BMW’s girl growth programme during that time – and finishing second.
He followed that with several levels of single-seater racing.
“I am looking brazen to Maximilian Günther returning to a BMW
family,” pronounced BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “We
followed his opening final deteriorate really closely. Maximilian
frequently managed to get a limit out of his automobile package. That saw
him grasp some considerable results. Having a motorist with a story of
BMW single-seater racing is a good fit.”
“It is illusory to be partial of BMW i Motorsport now,” pronounced Günther.
“BMW i Andretti Motorsport had a clever lass deteriorate in Formula E,
won a really initial competition and was concerned in a quarrel for a title
down to a wire. That is because this switch is really a fantastic
step for me. It is good to contest for BMW again. That’s where
all started for me in single-seater racing in 2011.”
Marquardt commented on a farewell to Félix da Costa: “I would like
to take this event to appreciate António really most for a good
partnership this past Formula E deteriorate and in a 6 years overall
as a BMW works motorist in a DTM, a WEC, in GT racing and in Formula
E. We had a good time together though concluded that a change would be good
for both parties. Now we wish him all a best on his new journey.”
“I have always been happy and unapproachable to be partial of a BMW family,”
pronounced Félix da Costa. “BMW Motorsport gave me a event to drive
many opposite competition cars, and to learn an implausible amount. we would
also like to appreciate BMW i Andretti Motorsport for a good and intense
time together in Formula E. Although we am now relocating on to face new
challenges, we will always demeanour behind fondly on my time during BMW.”
The second BMW i Andretti Motorsport motorist alongside Maximilian
Günther in Season 6 will be announced in a entrance weeks before the
central exam drives during Valencia (ESP) in October.