After two strong performances at the season opener of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, BMW i Andretti Motorsport heads to the Santiago E-Prix in Chile with the renewed aim of finishing in the points with both BMW iFE.18.
Munich. After two strong performances at the season opener of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, BMW i Andretti Motorsport heads to the Santiago E-Prix in Chile with the renewed aim of finishing in the points with both BMW iFE.18. António Félix da Costa (POR) and Alexander Sims (GBR) are determined to make up for the missed Marrakesh (MAR) points in the Chilean capital. Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport, will be on site to support the team at the third Formula E race of the season.
Quotes ahead of the Santiago E-Prix:
Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):
“We’ve moved on from the Marrakesh race and the team is really looking forward to Santiago. Even though we didn’t pick up as many points as was possible there, the BMW iFE.18 was convincing once again. The performance of the car is right and both drivers are very fast which is why we are optimistic that we will be up there at the front again in Santiago. The objective is to get the maximum points haul with both cars this time.”
Michael Andretti (CEO Andretti Autosport):
“I am excited for Formula E and BMW i Andretti Motorsport to return to the Santiago E-Prix, which was a great race and event last season. The South American people are incredibly passionate about motorsport and we always enjoy getting to race in front of such a great group of fans. We are only two races into the Formula E season, and the team has already proved what we are capable of. Going into Santiago, we just need to capitalise on that potential, minimise mistakes, and I know we can compete for another great result. We won our first race in Round 1, ran at the front in Round 2 and now we want to get back on the podium in Round 3.”
Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18):
“I’m really looking forward to Santiago de Chile. It’s definitely going to be exciting to race there and to get on with another race weekend. From my personal point of view I’m going to try to learn as much as I can at this new track. We’ve shown promising pace at Marrakesh, so I can’t wait to get back in the car to hopefully repeat that, but my goal is to keep learning and improving.”
António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18):
“After having raced in Santiago de Chile last year for the first time for me and for Formula E we’ve felt an amazing atmosphere and it was a very cool event, so I’m looking forward to going back. Obviously, we had a really strong start to the season for the team. We’ve shown a lot of performance. After the outcome of the race in Marrakesh and going home with zero points after this strong pace from the car and the team, I now can’t wait to get back in race mode as soon as I can and to use this race to redeem myself and to get back in the championship.”
The FANBOOST vote.
FANBOOST gives Formula E fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite driver and award them an extra boost of power during the race. The five drivers with the most FANBOOST votes are awarded a significant burst of power, which they can deploy in a five-second window during the second half of the race. Fans can vote for their favourite driver in the six days prior to, and leading up to 15 minutes into, each race. Each fan can vote once per day. There are three ways to vote: Online at https://fanboost.fiaformulae.com/, via the official Formula E App or on Twitter using the hashtag #FANBOOST plus the drivers first and last name as a one-word hashtag.
Hashtags of the BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers:
The BMW i Fleet
BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5. Spearheading the BMW i fleet is the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car, modified with BMW M components (combined fuel consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; combined energy consumption 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. As well as the BMW i8 Coupé, the BMW i fleet also includes the BMW i3s (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 14.3 kWh; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race Director Car” and the BMW 530e iPerformance (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in its role as “Medical Car”.