MS Amlin Andretti looking for swell in Paris.

Munich. The MS Amlin Andretti group heads to a sixth turn of
a 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship this week, as a competition series
for all-electric cars takes to a streets of Paris (FRA) for the
second deteriorate regulating on Saturday, 20th May. António
Félix da Costa (POR), BMW works driver, and Robin Frijns (NED) will
expostulate again a dual ATEC-002 framework in a French capital.

The Challenge

France’s ePrix binds a possibility for a group and a drivers to bounce
behind after a unsatisfactory competition in Monaco (MON). Both drivers entered
a final path in points-paying positions, though a technical emanate and a
post-race chastisement meant they left with no reward. There was many to be
confident about, however, with good gait and positions gained by both
cars during a race. The lane in Paris, like a street-racing
siblings on a calendar, is a technical, bustling plea for the
drivers. Passing could be a genuine test: a lane is as slight as any
in engine racing.

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 array 27 and Felix da
Costa in array 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 fanboost.fiaformulae.com, or by regulating a hashtag #FanBoost,
and #AntonioFelixdaCosta or #RobinFrijns, on Twitter or Instagram.

The Expectations

António Félix da Costa, MS Amlin Andretti: “Racing in
places like Paris and Monaco is impossibly special. You can see how
many a array is relocating brazen season-on-season, since there are
so many fans during a race, so many seductiveness in a uncover we’re putting
on. I’m unapproachable to be a partial of it. Paris is going to be an interesting
race. It’s a crazy parsimonious track, and with a churned continue foresee it
could be a unequivocally engaging weekend. Though it was unsatisfactory to
remove a points in Monaco, indeed we saw a lot of positives – on a
lane where it’s unequivocally formidable to overtake, we managed to pass a
few people and had good competition pace. That’s really good. So for
Paris, we have to concentration on improving a tools that weren’t so good –
quite qualifying. It’s even harder to pass in Paris than in Monaco.”

Robin Frijns, MS Amlin Andretti: “The Paris ePrix
final year went flattering good for me and a MS Amlin Andretti team. I
had a good quarrel with António, that was fun since he wasn’t my
teammate final year. In a end, we finished seventh that wasn’t a bad
result. We’ve had a formidable time a past few races and we are
looking to finally get behind into a points in Paris. The group has
been operative really tough for a good finish. Let’s see what Paris brings us!”

The City

Paris is as famous as any capital in a universe – artistic,
ancestral and a informative centre. Its initial Formula E event, hold in
2016, was one of a highlights of a deteriorate and teams, drivers and
fans comparison all expect a good knowledge once more. Paris is a
sporting powerhouse. It has twice hosted a Olympic games and is
famous to many as a hearth of engine racing, with a Paris-Rouen
competition in 1894 mostly referred to as a initial truly rival motor
race. The city’s design is legendary; a Eiffel Tower, Arc de
Triomphe and cathedral during Notre-Dame are eyeglasses frequency matched.
Even on a calendar sanctified with cities like New York (USA), Berlin
(GER) and Hong Kong (HKG), Paris is a special place for a engine race.

The Circuit

The lane blueprint optimises a city’s landscape to safeguard that there
is a truly Parisian feeling to a circuit’s backdrop – both the
Eiffel Tower and Musee l’Armee feature. Racing around a beautiful
Les Invalides complex, a drivers knowledge a accumulation of turns, but
mostly a 90-degree turns evil of many travel tracks. The
problem of a circuit comes both in a bigotry – one of the
tightest on a calendar – and a sweeping, constricted Turn 3, for
that drivers need joining and a nearby ideal set adult for a quick time.

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”.