Dramatic universe championship culmination in Berlin: Jake Dennis ends farewell deteriorate for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Formula E with third place in a drivers’ standings.

Berlin. The universe pretension was within touching distance, though luck
forlorn Jake Dennis (GBR) during a farewell competition for BMW in the
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Despite timid from the
deteriorate culmination during a BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium
(GER), he finished his rookie deteriorate in Formula E with an
superb third position in a drivers’ standings. BMW i Andretti
Motorsport finishes a deteriorate in sixth place in a team
championship. This competition outlines a finish of BMW’s works impasse in
Formula E after recording 7 competition wins in 3 years as a works
group and 7 years as Official Vehicle Partner. The home competition in
Berlin supposing BMW Group with a theatre to denote a current
operation of fully-electric prolongation vehicles whose drivetrains
benefited significantly from a believe gained in a competitive
sourroundings of Formula E.

 

Jake Dennis started a 15th competition of a deteriorate from ninth on the
grid, usually 4 points off a lead in a altogether standings. The race
was fast over for dual of his pretension rivals after a collision between
Mitch Evans (NZL, Jaguar) and Edoardo Mortara (SUI, Venturi). That put
Dennis in a earnest position for a restart, usually for a tangled rear
spindle to put paid to his universe pretension ambitions as he slid into a wall
and was forced to retire. Nyck de Vries (NED, Mercedes) went on to
secure a pretension though Dennis was still means to finish third in the
drivers’ championship with 91 points notwithstanding his retirement – an
superb opening in his rookie Formula E season.

 

Maximilian Günther (GER) was 18th place in subordinate and a confidant race
plan was not adequate for a points finish. He finished 15th, ending
a deteriorate in 16th position in a altogether standings. BMW i Andretti
Motorsport finished a final deteriorate as a BMW works group in sixth
place in a group championship with 157 points.

 

Reactions to Race 15 in Berlin.

 

Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal,
group standings: 6th place):

“We came into this final competition with a unequivocally good possibility of winning
a World Championship with Jake. Practice sessions went not utterly as
uniformly as yesterday and in subordinate he again usually missed Super
Pole by a few hundredths of a second. Still, he was in a good position
carrying many of his pretension contenders behind him. Then during a restart
after a hapless collision between Mitch Evans and Edoardo
Mortara we consider a technical emanate with Jakes automobile that we nonetheless have
to analyse. The back spindle sealed and Jake was usually a passenger. At
that indicate his championship hopes were over, though we told him: ‘You must
have had a flattering good deteriorate if we are unhappy with third place
in a championship’. If someone had offering that position to us after
a initial dual rounds, we would have bitten his palm off. Jake did an
extraordinary pursuit in his rookie deteriorate with his dual competition wins. Maximilian
went in a wrong instruction with his setup and didn’t unequivocally have a
rival automobile in this competition unfortunately. Today we are disappointed,
though once all has staid in, we consider we can be really unapproachable of what we
have achieved together as BMW and Andretti Formula E and of a hard
work that everybody has put into it to get us to this point. Of course
we would have desired to continue like this though it is not to be. We are
vehement what Season 8 tipple move for us. we contend appreciate we to
everybody, not usually a group on a front line though also everybody in
a credentials who helped to make this plan a success. Thank you
really much!”

 

Jake Dennis (#27 BMW iFE.21, starting position: 8th
place, competition result: 5th place, points: 91, driver
standings: 3rd place):

“It’s a contrition that a pretension quarrel finished like this – not usually for me
though for Mitch Evans and Edoardo Mortara as well. Three title
contenders out of a competition early. It felt like there was a technical
disaster during a rear, though we don’t know nonetheless what accurately happened. The
back tyres finish sealed before we even had a possibility to do anything.
It’s a unhappy end, though though we had an implausible deteriorate and a
wish to appreciate everybody for operative so tough and giving me a chance
to quarrel for a universe championship.”

 

Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.21, starting position:
18th place, competition result: 15th place, points:
66, motorist standings: 16th place):

“Starting from 18th, a aim was of march to make adult as most ground
as possible. We went for a confidant plan though unfortunately that did
not compensate off. we done some swell during a start and had a few good
fights though we beheld early on that a turn of hold wasn’t quite
there, and that we were a bit off a pace. we gave it my all during the
finish though a points finish was usually out range, sadly. we would have liked
to have managed that to finish a season. Many interjection to BMW for some
good times in Formula E. It was an honour for me to be partial of it for
dual years. We enjoyed many good moments together as BMW i Andretti
Motorsport and we will never forget them.”

 

Summary: BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Formula E.

BMW i Andretti Motorsport competed as a works group for a initial time
in Season 5 – and done a ideal start. António Félix da Costa (POR)
claimed stick position and a win as a BMW iFE.18 debuted in Diriyah
(KSA). Alexander Sims (GBR) also gave a group a ideal start to
Season 6 in a same location, recording dual stick positions and a win
in a BMW iFE.20. Maximilian Günther (GER) afterwards gave dual triumphant
performances in Santiago (CHI) and during a home competition in Berlin. Season
7 saw Günther explain his third win for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in the
BMW iFE.21 in New York City (USA). Jake Dennis surfaced a lectern twice
in his Formula E rookie season, during Valencia (ESP) and during his home race
in London (GBR). In 3 seasons together, BMW i and Andretti
Autosport distinguished a sum of 7 wins, 5 stick positions and
twelve podiums.

 

Lessons Learned: Formula E as TechLab for BMW i prolongation drivetrains.

After 7 years as ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ for Formula E and
3 seasons of works group racing, a BMW Group is withdrawing from
a competition series. The farewell entrance enclosed a demeanour during a BMW
iX, a BMW i4, a MINI Cooper SE (energy expenditure in kWh/100 km
total (NEDC): 14.9 – 16.9 kWh/100km, total CO2
emissions (NEDC): 0 g/km) and a BMW CE 04 Scooter, that are
spearheading a stream operation of fully-electric vehicles.

 

From a word go, a pushing force behind a impasse of BMW i
and BMW Motorsport in Formula E was a growth of innovative
technologies in a area of electromobility, that are also relevant
for array production. Most of a opportunities for technology
send between engine racing and prolongation have mostly been
exhausted. An huge volume of believe gained has been enclosed in
a fifth era of E-drivetrains, that are already on a road
in a BMW iX3 (energy expenditure in kWh/100 km: 17.8-17.5 (NEDC);
19.0-18.6 (WLTP); electric operation (WLTP) in km: 450-458)* and will
continue to be practical in a BMW iX, a BMW i4 and other
fully-electric automobile models.

 

Examples:

  • The control program in a high-voltage range, that controls the
    e-motor after a inverter, is used in a BMW Formula E car, as
    good as in a stream BMW i3, MINI Cooper SE, BMW iX3, and the
    entrance GEN 5 vehicles, including a BMW iX and a BMW i4.
  • Knowledge gained from a rarely formidable appetite government in
    Formula E can also be eliminated to array vehicles when
    deliberation how most appetite to request during that indicate in a driving
    cycle, to beget limit potency and range.
  • Tests, rival racing and serve growth of extremely
    effective cooling technologies and materials in Formula E contribute
    to a poignant alleviation in appetite potency for array drivetrains.
  • Power firmness of a e-motor, interjection to really compress design.
  • Advance growth of silicon carbide record for future
    generations of inverter.
  • Advantages of a silicon carbide technology:
    • Maximum potency by MOSFETS with minimal switching and
      conducting waste and an effective cooling system).
    • High gravimetric energy density.
    • Reduced weight interjection to kevlar housing.
  • Increased believe with high-powered transmissions in Formula E
    formula in a growth of a gauze for a rotor, that also
    enables increasing revs in series.
  • Optimised use of a assembled space in a automobile interjection to
    new believe about organic formation and wrapping of the
    drivetrain, including auxiliary units.
  • Experience in a doing and operation of 800V voltage level
    including reserve concepts.