Source: BMW Group – English
Munich. Electric racing returns to German streets this Saturday, 19th May, with the BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 4 will see BMW works driver António Félix da Costa (POR) joined at MS&AD Andretti Formula E by Stéphane Sarrazin (FRA). Both drivers will be aiming to return the Andretti ATEC-003 to points-paying positions at this unique event, held at Berlin Tempelhof airport.
Sarrazin will make his MS&AD Andretti Formula E debut in Germany, replacing Tom Blomqvist (GBR). The Briton will now focus on his GT programme with BMW M Motorsport. Sarrazin is no stranger to Formula E, and he will hope to use his experience to bring strong results for the American team.
Expectations ahead of the BMW i Berlin E-Prix.
António Félix da Costa (#28 Andretti ATEC-003):“Berlin is an important race for us, being the home race of BMW. We are going to have a lot of important people there, and we are looking forward to building on the performance from qualifying in Paris. We want to get a little revenge for the unfinished business we had last race. The MS&AD Andretti Formula E team is very motivated, I’m very motivated, and we are looking forward to getting out there and going for it.”
Stéphane Sarrazin (#27 Andretti ATEC-003):“I’m really excited to be back in Berlin. We did a great job in the simulator. This race will be tough for me, because I haven’t done a Formula E race since New York but I will give my best to the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team. The target is to score points! I also got to work for the first time with António Félix da Costa and it’s great to be with a top driver like him. We worked well together, and I’m sure that it will be the same on track.”
The BMW i Fleet
BMW i is once again “Official Vehicle Partner” of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Season 4. Spearheading the BMW i fleet is the new BMW i8 Coupé, modified with BMW M components (combined fuel consumption: 1.9 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 for the ABB Formula E Championship also includes the new BMW i3s (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 14.3 kWh; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Medical Car” and “Race Director Car”, and the BMW X5 xDrive40e (combined fuel consumption: 3.4 – 3.3 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 15.4 to 15.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 78 – 77 g/km)* in its role as “Rescue Car”.
* The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures shown were determined 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 the different size of the selected wheels and tires.The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the Pkw-EnVKV, and based (for classification) on the fuel consumption and CO2 values as per the NEDC cycle.Further information on official fuel consumption figures and specific CO2 emission values of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained free of charge from all dealerships and at https://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.