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Three lessons schooled – Hong Kong E-Prix.

Munich. The BMW i Andretti Motorsport group is contesting its
initial deteriorate in a ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The engineers
benefit some-more knowledge with any competition weekend and incorporate their
new commentary in a serve growth of a BMW iFE.18 and its
preparations for a entrance races. In a array “Three lessons
learned”, we benefaction 3 of a commentary done by BMW i Andretti
Motorsport after any race. This time: The Hong Kong E-Prix (CHN).

 

1. Weather nullifies a BMW iFE.18 drivetrain’s strengths.

Showers done a Hong Kong E-Prix an eventful and indeterminate race.
Different lane conditions for a 4 subordinate groups, a competition with
a red dwindle and mixed outings for a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car were
conditions in that appetite potency – one of a strengths of the
BMW i drivetrain – had no impact on a race. No group had to save
appetite in a race. As such, a disproportion in a potency of the
several drivetrains played a distant reduction poignant purpose than at
prior events.

 

2. Good grid positions quite critical in Hong Kong.

The circuit in Hong Kong’s gulf district is one of a tightest on
a Formula E calendar. This creates overtaking manoeuvres some-more risky
and it was scarcely unfit to pass a automobile in a approach duel without
creation hit in Sunday’s race; Alexander Sims (GBR) and António
Félix da Costa (POR) both gifted only that, carrying started from
13th and 20th places. The Hong Kong E-Prix was
serve justification of only how critical a good grid position is in
Formula E.

 

3. No attacking, notwithstanding ATTACK MODE.

ATTACK MODE, that is dictated to be a tactical means of ensuring
some-more overtaking manoeuvres and competition action, becomes ineffectual as
shortly as there is a reserve automobile duration in a race. In Hong Kong,
probably all a drivers chose to expostulate over a ATTACK MODE
activation section during a finish of a reserve automobile period. This is logical,
as it cost a drivers no profitable time – in contrariety to channel the
activation section during competition speed. The problem, however, is that for the
subsequent 4 mins – a period, for that ATTACK MODE is active –
roughly all a drivers still had entrance to a same volume of power.
It might be some-more power, though as there is no disproportion between the
competitors, nobody has an advantage and there is no event to
use ATTACK MODE strategically.