No points for MS Amlin Andretti in a Monaco ePrix.

The Qualifying

It was a formidable subordinate event for MS Amlin Andretti’s two
drivers. Best of a span was Robin Frijns, who competent in
13th position. António Félix da Costa could usually manage
17th. The Dutchman stopped a time during 54.034 seconds with
a Portuguese timed during 54.631 around a small Monaco track.


The Race

Both drivers were means to make good swell from their starting
positions. Frijns used good racecraft to govern a five-place gain
around a outward of a initial turn, while Félix da Costa changed to
15th with identical tactics. The 25-year-old changed adult two
some-more places before a stops, climbing to 13th position. On
a race’s 22nd lap, a Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 was
brought into play after an on-track incident. Both MS Amlin Andretti
cars dived for a pits, and rejoined in points-earning slots. Frijns
was eighth, and Félix da Costa had jumped to tenth. The immature flag
waved during a commencement of path 26, median by a 51-lap distance,
and appetite government would be key. Both drivers hold their belligerent in
a points until, on a final lap, Frijns found himself only short
with an appetite metamorphosis issue, permitting Félix da Costa into ninth.
The Dutch motorist fell behind to 12th during a finish. However,
post-race review motionless that Félix da Costa’s array redeem was
unsafe, and he was penalised 33 seconds – costing dual places. He was
personal 11th. The competition was won by Sébastien Buemi (SUI)
for Renault e.dams.


The Reactions


António Félix da Costa, MS Amlin Andretti: “I was not
happy with qualifying. In subordinate we were in Group 1, that was
nice, though we were also a small bit discreet and went on lane very
early. All that total was a commencement of a bad subordinate and we
had to start towards a back. We had good speed and a good race,
managed a appetite good and finished adult finishing ninth on a road.
Obviously being here, where it’s so tough to overtake, we consider that’s a
certain to take home. In a end, 11th is not where we want
to be, and it isn’t where a group wants to be. As a group we know that
so we will work harder to keep improving.”


Robin Frijns, MS Amlin Andretti: “The competition was
difficult. Everything looked fine in a initial car, and we consider we had
some-more appetite left mid-way by a competition than a cars around me. I
consider a other cars were formulation to stop one path progressing than we
were, though afterwards a reserve automobile came out and everybody came to their box
during a same time. After that, it was about everybody surviving. we had
Gutierrez behind me, so we couldn’t follow a automobile in front of me. Then
in a final few laps a regen went divided and we couldn’t recover. It
was a bit of a warn though that’s how it goes.”


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”.


The Outlook

FIA Formula E will stay on European dirt for a subsequent race, a Paris
ePrix in one week’s time, on 20th May. The iconic city,
collateral of France, will once again horde a competition around a historic
Les Invalides area.