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Both BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers in the points at the team’s home Formula E race in Berlin.

BMW i Andretti Motorsport finished in the points with both its drivers for the first time this season in race ten of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. António Félix da Costa (POR), at the wheel of the BMW iFE.18, crossed the finish line fourth in the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium, having started the race from seventh place.

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Berlin. BMW i Andretti Motorsport finished in the points with both its drivers for the first time this season in race ten of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. António Félix da Costa (POR), at the wheel of the BMW iFE.18, crossed the finish line fourth in the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium, having started the race from seventh place. His team-mate Alexander Sims (GBR) climbed from eleventh on the grid to finish seventh and make it two BMW iFE.18 cars in the top ten. Victory went to Lucas di Grassi (Audi, BRA).

The large crowds at Tempelhof Airport were treated to an exciting race with many overtaking manoeuvres and battles. Both BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers managed to stay clear of any trouble and make up ground over the course of the race.

Félix da Costa now lies fourth in the Drivers’ Championship with 82 points, the gap to championship leader Jean-Éric Vergne (FRA) is 20 points. Sims is 16th with 24 points to his name. Formula E returns to action on 22nd June 2019 in Bern (SUI).

Reactions to the BMW i Berlin E-Prix:

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“On the whole, our home race was a highlight for us, although we would obviously have liked to have taken a podium finish for the many BMW fans here at Tempelhof Airport. António narrowly missed out on the top three, however, he did score some valuable points again in fourth place. After ten of the season’s 13 races, he is still in the thick of the race for the drivers’ title. Alexander reacted well to his grid penalty with an impressive and battling performance. Seventh place was his just reward and meant both cars finished in the points. Congratulations to Audi and Lucas di Grassi on their win. I think we also put on a great show for Formula E fans away from the track. Our BMW i Vision Experience, with many activities and exhibits regarding the BMW Group’s innovative solutions for the future of mobility, was a major attraction. The season now enters the finishing straight. We want to perform well again in Bern and New York, then we’ll see where we finish at the end of the season.”

Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal):

“BMW i is the title partner of this E-Prix and it is the home race for BMW – as such, it was a special event for everyone in the team, and one that we came into in a very determined mood. António scored some good, solid points, which could still prove very important in the championship. At the same time, it was obviously a fantastic race for Alexander, who ended a long barren run with that result. We made a few changes and took a slightly different approach to the race this time. That paid dividends. Finishing with two cars in the points is very good for the team. We now have a little time to prepare for Bern. We will use that to ensure we travel to the final European race of the season as well prepared as possible.”

António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, qualifying result: 8th place, race result: 4th place, FANBOOST voting: 4th place, points: 82):

“Fourth place means a few valuable points for me. At the same time, however, I have lost ground to other drivers. I was struggling with understeer today. The car was very efficient, but I did not have the perfect balance. Unfortunately, I was no longer able to match the pace of the front-runners after the yellow phase. Fourth place was the best I could manage.”

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, qualifying result: 6th place, race result: 7th place, FANBOOST voting: 18th place, points: 24):

“This weekend was a step in the right direction for me, as you could see in qualifying. Super Pole did not go ideally for us, and I had to start the race from five place further down the grid due to the penalty I picked up in Monaco. Despite that, I had a good first half of the race. We had very good pace, particularly in the middle of the race, and had plenty of energy at our disposal until the yellow phase wiped out the differences in energy reserves. This is the first time this season that António and I have both finished in the points, which is good for the team.”

The BMW i Support Vehicle Fleet.

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5. Spearheading the fleet are two Safety Cars: The BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 14.5 kWh/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 46 g/km)*, which has been specially modified for use at the racetrack, and the BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. 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 (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in its role as “Medical Car”.

CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.

The values for fuel consumption, CO2 emission and energy consumption shown were determined in the standardized test cycle according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.
The values are already based on the test cycle according to the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles. With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.
Effective 06.12.2018
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and fromDeutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and under https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new "Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure" (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the "New European Driving Cycle" (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the "guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars", available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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