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Pole position and a top-ten finish for Alexander Sims during a season-opener in Diriyah.

Munich. Alexander Sims (GBR) finished eighth in a opening
competition of Season 6 of a ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Diriyah
(KSA). The BMW i Andretti Motorsport motorist started from pole
position following a pretentious opening in qualifying. He led
a margin in a #27 BMW iFE.20 for a initial half of a race.
However, he was incompetent to forestall a series of opposition cars from
flitting him in a shutting stages. Sims was rewarded for his pole
position and eighth place with 7 points towards a Drivers’
Championship.

 

Having started a final competition of Season 5 in New York (USA) from the
front of a grid, Sims cumulative his second stick position in a row.
Maximilian Günther (GER) was using in a tip 10 for most of his
initial competition with BMW i Andretti Motorsport. However, a drive-through
chastisement perceived for a technical order defilement saw him dump behind to
18th place.

 

Reactions to competition 1 of a Diriyah E-Prix:

 

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport,
group standings: 5th place):

“Unfortunately, we were incompetent to modify Alexander Sims’ fantastic
opening in subordinate into a good competition outcome it deserved. We
were means to control a margin during first, though a longer a competition went
on, a some-more problems we had relating a speed of a chasing pack.
That cost us in a end. Maximilian gathering an intelligent competition on his
entrance for a team, nonetheless he struggled with a change of a car.
Unfortunately, a chastisement cost him a lot of positions. Our pursuit is now
to learn from today’s competition and to come behind stronger tomorrow. We have
shown what speed a BMW iFE.20 has. We contingency now put that into
use in a race.”

 

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.20, subordinate result:
1st place, competition result: 8th place, points: 7,
motorist standings: 7th place):

“When we start from stick position, we are apparently anticipating for more
than eighth place. The early stages indeed went flattering well, though I
beheld comparatively early on that we was carrying to use too most energy
to keep a cars behind me during bay. We clearly did not have a same
speed as a rivals over a full competition distance. Unfortunately, we
were afterwards a small too regressive with a appetite government in the
final few laps, and we afterwards mislaid a few places as a outcome of a tough
though satisfactory stratagem from Nick de Vries on a final lap. All in all,
not a ideal day – and one that we contingency analyse looking forward to
tomorrow’s race.”

 

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

“That was not a good start to a season. we was in a points for
roughly a whole competition and was battling for position. Unfortunately, I
was afterwards given a penalty, that cost me a place in a tip ten. These
things occur in engine racing – and, fortunately, it was only one of
many races this season. We will learn a doctrine and try to urge tomorrow.”

 

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”.