TechLab for the BMW Group: documentary on Amazon shows intensive technology transfer during Formula E project.

Munich. Before BMW i Andretti Motorsport enters its second
season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on 22nd November, the
team takes another look back. “Racing into the future: Formula E as
a TechLab for the BMW Group” is the title of the new documentary on
BMW i Motorsport’s Formula E project – from the test and development
phase to the first win in the first race with the BMW iFE.18. The
documentary, lasting just over 20 minutes, is available to view in
Germany, Great Britain and the USA.


The film highlights the individual development steps of the drive
train, car and team in detail. The focus is on the close transfer of
technology between motorsport and BMW i production development, which
sets and continues to set new standards in this form.


“The film shows impressively that the Formula E project is much more
than just another race to us,” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens
Marquardt, who also provides interesting insights into the project
during the documentary. “For the BMW Group, Formula E is a TechLab for
the development of future electric production drive trains. The
collaboration between the motorsport and production departments is a
cycle. The Formula E drive benefitted from the experience of the
production engineers during development. In return, the BMW i
engineers are able to make use of all the technical insights that we
gain through extreme use in Formula E. In spite of all the joy over
sporting successes on the racetrack, this is the most important aspect
of the Formula E project for us.”


Numerous protagonists who played crucial roles in the development
process have their say. These include the BMW i engineers who
developed and manufactured the drive train of the Formula E car in
collaboration with the BMW Motorsport engineers in the same factories
in which the BMW i series production drive is also produced. Their
statements and images of their work emphasise just how closely
intertwined motorsport and production development are in the Formula E project.


The documentary is available on Amazon via the following links:



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