Points in Paris for BMW i and MS Amlin Andretti.

Munich. In an eventful Paris ePrix, Robin Frijns (NLD) scored
sixth place, scoring some-more points for MS Amlin Andretti in a FIA
Formula E Championship. António Félix da Costa (POR) was forced to
retire after a pile-up with another competitor.


The Qualifying

Qualifying was a churned eventuality for MS Amlin Andretti. With a strong
performance, Robin Frijns put his ATEC-002 in eighth position – his
time of 1:02.654 was usually 0.043 seconds bashful of a Super Pole session.
A chastisement for another aspirant meant a Dutchman would start the
competition in seventh place. For António Félix da Costa, it was a
unsatisfactory session, as he could conduct usually 17th, with 1:03.268.


The Race

From a start, Frijns was means to reason his position and competition solidly
in a opening stint. Félix da Costa, meanwhile, found it formidable to
make adult places, though did pass Lucas di Grassi (BRA) for 16th
position though while fighting over a place, a dual done contact, with
a automobile forced into a inside wall. It was heavily damaged, and Félix
da Costa had to retire from a race. The occurrence caused a full
march yellow, during that indicate Frijns pitted and defended his seventh
position. With a good pass he softened by one place and after an
collision for second-placed Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) – that also saw the
Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 deployed – a Dutchman changed into fifth
position. Unfortunately, Frijns was judged to have driven too fast
underneath a progressing full march yellow period, earning him a five-second
chastisement that forsaken him behind to sixth. The competition finished underneath another
reserve car. The win went to Sébastien Buemi (SUI) for Renault e.dams.


The Reactions


Robin Frijns, MS Amlin Andretti: “To finish sixth,
after a troubles we’ve had in new races, is a good outcome for
a group and for myself. It feels fantastic. But also fitness was on our
side, definitely! When a reserve automobile came out shortly before the
finish, we could have mislaid a points interjection to a penalty, though afterwards a
automobile slowed behind me and slowed everybody down, that saved us. That
was unequivocally fortunate. The chastisement was my mistake, we got hold up
since a automobile in front was speeding and we followed.”


António Félix da Costa, MS Amlin Andretti: “It’s been
a unequivocally frustrating weekend. From my indicate of view, a occurrence was
flattering simple. Di Grassi went around a outward of me, and started to
spin in unequivocally early – we was put into a inside wall before the
dilemma even arrived, we couldn’t do anything. we have no problem with a
motorist perplexing to make a pierce on a outside, though during slightest they have to
leave some room to get to a apex. It was good for a group to get
some points, and that means we’ve got some good information to demeanour at
together. That is a certain for us.”


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

The subsequent revisit on a calendar for a FIA Formula E racers is the
Berlin ePrix. The German event, and home turn for BMW I, will be the
initial double-header of a season, hold on 10th and
11th Jun during a ancestral Tempelhof Airport venue.