Green light for new challenge: BMW i Andretti Motorsport enters the initial Formula E season.

Munich. Next Saturday, a Ad Diriyah E-Prix (KSA) kicks off
a fifth deteriorate of a ABB FIA Formula E Championship. It also
outlines a initial foe entrance for a BMW i Andretti Motorsport
organisation and a BMW iFE.18 foe automobile with a BMW i powertrain. Two BMW
works drivers, Alexander Sims (GBR) and António Félix da Costa
(POR), will be a drivers. Sims is set to foe his initial Formula
E season, while Félix da Costa will enter his fifth year in the
initial foe array for fully-electric single-seater cars. Once again
in Season 5 BMW i, as “Official Vehicle Partner” of Formula E, will
yield a reserve automobile swift for all races.

 

Quotes brazen of a Ad Diriyah E-Prix:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The prolonged duration of credentials for a central works entry into the
ABB FIA Formula E Championship is entrance to an end. For us, Formula E
is a ‘Tech Lab’ for iNEXT. Our powertrain was grown in close
partnership between motorsport and production, and a commentary from
this overarching partnership will upsurge into destiny BMW i models. Now
a fad for a initial foe and a initial comparison with our
rivals is building. We feel prepared for this new challenge.”

 

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport):

“Everyone during a BMW i Andretti Motorsport organisation is coming the
new deteriorate with a clarity of fad and anticipation. After several
years of operative together in an unaccepted manner, a new works
partnership comes to Season 5 prepared to take adult a plea with the
all new BMW iFE.18.  Testing so distant has been unequivocally positive, but
contrast is contrast and now a genuine foe starts. We have two
proven, first-class drivers in Alexander and António, who we know are
both inspired for success. The organisation is corroborated by an innovative organisation of
partners, any of that are attention leaders in their possess fields. All
of us feel a intensity of a organisation and are looking brazen to the
immature flag.”

 

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18):

“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a initial foe of a season. Testing
has left pretty good and we have been means to get a lot of mileage
underneath a belts, that feels like we’re in a good position for the
deteriorate opener. The organisation has also been operative unequivocally good and we are
all eager to finally flog off as BMW works team. we personally
wish for a well-spoken initial foe weekend in Season 5 though any big
mistakes – that is practically my categorical idea as a rookie.”

 

António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18):

“A totally new plea lies brazen of us. I’m unequivocally happy to be
partial of it. We are unequivocally encouraged after a testing, that went well.
It doesn’t unequivocally meant a lot for a initial foe itself though it gives a
good feeling already. We do have high goals though we’re down to earth
with a approach, as anything can occur in Formula E. I’m certain we
have a right people in a team, so I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a
clever deteriorate brazen of us.”

 

The FANBOOST vote.

FANBOOST gives Formula E fans a event to opinion for their
favourite motorist and endowment them an additional boost of appetite during the
race. The 5 drivers with a many FANBOOST votes are awarded a
poignant detonate of power, that they can muster in a 5-second window
during a second half of a race. Fans can opinion for their favourite
motorist in a 6 days before to, and heading adult to 15 mins into,
any race. There are 3 ways to vote: Online during https://fanboost.fiaformulae.com/,
around a central Formula E App or on Twitter regulating a hashtag
#FANBOOST and a drivers initial and final name as a one-word hashtag.

 

Hashtags of a BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers:

#AlexanderSims

#AntonioFelixdaCosta

 

The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 5. Spearheading a BMW i swift is a BMW i8
Coupé Safety Car, mutated with BMW M components (combined fuel
consumption: 1.8 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 FIA Formula E Championship 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
iPerformance (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100 km; combined
appetite consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; total CO2
emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in a purpose as “Medical Car”.