First competition tour for a new BMW i8 Coupé Qualcomm Safety Car – Félix da Costa in a points for MS&AD Andretti Formula E.

Santiago. Two days after a phenomenon in Santiago de Chile
(CHI), a new BMW i8 Coupé Qualcomm Safety Car enjoyed a first
competition outing. The reserve automobile was shortly out on lane following a number
of crashes on a opening path of a fantastic fourth competition of the
deteriorate in a ABB FIA Formula E Championship, that was a series’
initial entrance in a Chilean capital. MSAD Andretti Formula
E motorist António Félix da Costa (POR) recovered from a difficult
subordinate to quarrel behind strongly in a race. He eventually came
home ninth and was rewarded for his efforts with dual points. His
team-mate Tom Blomqvist (GBR) also gathering good and finished eleventh,
usually outward a points.


The qualifying

Félix da Costa was a initial motorist in subordinate organisation one to embark
on his drifting lap. That was not ideal, as a hold softened throughout
a subordinate session. His fastest path time of 1:20.132 mins was
usually good adequate for 16th place on a grid. Blomqvist
started a second subordinate event of his Formula E career in group
four. He overwhelmed a wall in a final zone of his drifting lap, and
had to settle for a time of 1:20.422 mins and 18th
place. Pole position went to Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA).


The race

A series of cars were concerned in collisions on a opening lap,
ensuing in a yellow dwindle period. That meant a new BMW i8 Coupé
Qualcomm Safety Car finished a initial entrance on lane during a race.
Blomqvist finished good swell on path one, while Félix da Costa had to
take shy movement to equivocate a pile-up and forsaken behind behind his
team-mate. However, a Portuguese motorist regained his place forward of
Blomqvist during a array stop, that was hold but a smallest time for
a initial time, and so a competition grown into a genuine conflict for
each tenth of a second. In a second half of a race, Félix da
Costa benefitted from being means to stay out a path longer than the
antithesis before entrance in to switch cars. With some-more appetite during his
ordering he was discerning in a second automobile and climbed into ninth place
to finish in a points. Blomqvist finished his second Formula E competition in
eleventh, usually outward a points. Victory in a fantastic race
went to Vergne.


The reactions

António Félix da Costa, MSAD Andretti Formula E:
“Unfortunately, we had a bad start position in qualifying, as we was
a initial motorist out and a lane was still slippery. There was not a
lot some-more we could have done. Our speed was many improved in a competition and
we was means to stay out for a path longer than many of a others in my
initial stint. However, we could afterwards have pushed even harder with the
appetite in a second car. We are training each day about energy
management, and currently was no different. All in all, this outcome gives
me confidence for a races ahead.”


Tom Blomqvist, MSAD Andretti Formula E: “I
overwhelmed a wall in a final zone of my subordinate lap. Starting
from so distant behind apparently does not make a competition any easier. we kept
out of all a turmoil. Eleventh place is ok given that we still have
a lot to learn. However, to be honest, we had a feeling that we could
still have got some-more out of that race.”


The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is once again “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula
E Championship in Season 4. Spearheading a BMW i swift is a new
BMW i8 Coupé, mutated with BMW M components (combined fuel
consumption: 1.9 l/100 km; total appetite expenditure 14.0 kWh/100
km; total CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. As good as a BMW i8 Coupé,
a BMW i swift for a ABB Formula E Championship also includes the
new BMW i3s (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total energy
consumption: 14.3 kWh; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Medical
Car” and “Race Control Car”, and a BMW X5 xDrive40e (combined fuel
consumption: 3.4 – 3.3 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 15.4 to
15.3 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 78 – 77 g/km)* in a purpose as
“Rescue Car”.



* The fuel expenditure and CO2 emissions total shown were
dynamic according to a European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the
chronicle germane during a time of form approval. The total impute to
a car with simple pattern in Germany and a operation shown
considers a opposite distance of a comparison wheels and
The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined
according to Directive 1999/94/EC and a Pkw-EnVKV, and formed (for
classification) on a fuel expenditure and CO2 values as per a NEDC
Further information on central fuel consumption
total and specific CO2 emission values of new newcomer cars is
enclosed in a following guideline: “Leitfaden über
Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und basement Stromverbrauch neuer
Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and
electric energy expenditure of new newcomer cars), that can be
performed giveaway of assign from all dealerships and at