Monaco ePrix earnest speed by a sea for MS Amlin Andretti and BMW i.

Munich. The MS Amlin Andretti Formula E team, upheld by
BMW, will conduct for a European competition for a initial time in season
3 of a all-electric racing series, as they take on a Monaco
ePrix. The dual ATEC-002 framework will be raced by BMW works driver
António Félix da Costa (POR) and Robin Frijns (NED). Monte Carlo
(MON) facilities on a series’ calendar for a initial time since
deteriorate one.

The Challenge

The priority for a group will be a lapse to a points-paying
positions. After a good start in Hong Kong (HKG), where both drivers
scored points, formula have been reduction positive. Last time out, during the
Mexico City ePrix, both drivers ran strongly, though automatic issues
and pitstop infringements meant a group left empty-handed. Monaco
presents an event to retreat a trend. The city’s streets are
bumpy, slight and revengeful – even some-more so than a other street
circuits on Formula E’s calendar. The lane blueprint is a shorter, more
action-packed chronicle of that seen in a Formula 1 Grand Prix, with
little rest for a drivers as they are on a conflict roughly constantly.

The Team

MS Amlin Andretti will competition a ATEC-002 in Season 3, with Félix da
Costa and Frijns in a dual entries – Frijns in series 27 and Felix da
Costa in series 28. BMW will yield imagination and support to the
American group as it runs a possess powertrain for a initial time in
Season 3, carrying run a customary Formula E record in a first
dual seasons. Fans can opinion to give their favourite motorist a ‘FanBoost’
– an additional appetite allocation, accessible in a second half of a race
– online. The 3 drivers with a many votes accept an additional 100KJ
of energy, that can boost appetite by adult to 30KW. There are dual methods:
voting on, or by regulating a hashtag #FanBoost,
and #AntonioFelixdaCosta or #RobinFrijns, on Twitter or Instagram.

The Expectations

António Félix da Costa, MS Amlin Andretti: “The break
between races has offering us a primary event to do some homework
and urge a competition automobile and a approach of operative still further. we think
we indispensable it, since a bad fitness we have suffered recently has been
unequivocally frustrating. Monaco is a unequivocally little track; all a path times
will be unequivocally close, and that creates subordinate crucial.
Realistically, we know that isn’t a clever point, though with a good,
purify path we can make a large disproportion in a race, since overtaking
isn’t easy here. That said, Monaco is a unequivocally cold place to competition at.”

Robin Frijns, MS Amlin Andretti: “This will be the
initial time for me in Monaco with Formula E, though I’ve driven World
Series and GP2 on this lane so it’s not new for me. During a last
spin in Mexico City we showed some good pace, that is very
encouraging. The group is operative tough each day to be behind in the
points. We’ve had some bad fitness a past few races, so we are going to
demeanour to spin that around this weekend in Monaco.”

The City

Monaco is a realm on a south seashore of France, on the
Mediterranean. A sum of 38,400 people live in an area of 2
km2, that creates Monaco a state with a second-highest
race firmness in a world. The city state is famous as the
stadium of a abounding and famous. Mild temperatures are approaching at
this time of year, though Monaco is also famous for a unpredictable
rainfall. Some of a many fantastic racing moments were a result
of inauspicious continue conditions. The central denunciation is French, but
Italian and English, as good as a Romanesque chapter Monegasque, are
mostly heard.

The Circuit

The Monaco travel circuit is certainly a many famous in a world
– even those uninformed with motorsport are expected to bond the
little realm with grand prix engine racing. The Formula E layout
retains most of a circuit used by a Formula 1 Grand Prix, though is
condensed to yield a larger action-packed knowledge for
spectators. Classic elements of a circuit, including a harbour
side atmosphere, are retained; a circuit facilities a fast, sweeping
right kink of a start-finish, as good as a famous St Devote. The
cars take a right immediately after a initial turn, streamer into a
parsimonious hairpin and returning to a normal blueprint only after the
Tunnel. The famous swimming pool and fearsome, quick Rascasse chicane
are retained; this ensures nothing of a Monaco impression is lost. Its
history, as good as a severe nature, make it an obvious
favourite on a calendar.

The BMW i Vehicle Fleet

For Season 3, BMW i stays a “Official Vehicle Partner” for the
FIA Formula E Championship. The BMW i8 (fuel expenditure combined: 2.1
l/100 km / 134.5 mpg imp; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km) will
continue as a high-performance, fit Safety Car in Formula E.
The same goes for a BMW i3 (energy expenditure combined: 12.9 kWh;
CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km), that is a “Medical Car” and “Race
Director Car” and for a BMW X5 xDrive40e (fuel expenditure combined:
3.4–3.3 l/100 km / 83.1–85.6 mpg imp; CO2 emissions combined: 78–77
g/km; total formed on a EU exam cycle, might change depending on the
tyre format specified), that functions as a “Rescue Car” or
“Extrication Car”.