Formula E 2018: BMW Andretti wants to points in Hong Kong

After a short pause, BMW and Andretti go next weekend in the last formula E season, with the Team not as an official BMW factory team at the Start. The season kicks off in Hong Kong driver António Félix sitting next to master da Costa, for the first time, the experienced Japanese Kamui Kobayashi in the Cockpit and will try to let his lack of experience in the electric racing series, not to say. It is clear that in the field of formula E 2018 no points will be given away – nevertheless, the performance of both pilots outside the points would not be very satisfactory.

Although the MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team is not currently equipped with comparable resources, such as some of the competitors, BMW Motorsport boosts the commitment but constantly and has intensified the cooperation step by step. The goal is clear: If the Team will compete in the coming year as a factory team, you need to slowly be retracted safely also countable successes. However, this will only be possible if the Team is already moving in this season to the front and experience in the betting collects fight with stronger Teams. Now in Hong Kong at the beginning of the end of season 2018, therefore, has pioneering character for the next season, and will be followed in Munich, with a corresponding interest.

Michael Andretti (team principal): “I am looking forward to traveling with the Team for the first race of the season to Hong Kong. We have in Antonio and Kamui have a strong driver pairing, and the Team has worked in the Offseason, hard to have the car on the year to prepare. In season three, we had hope in the Hong Kong E-Prix to a strong start, and we improve these results this weekend”

António Félix da Costa (MS&AD Andretti Formula E): “I am delighted to return to Hong Kong. In the past year, I was there at the formula-E-Premiere, a good race. In General, I love the area around Hong Kong, finally, I celebrated in the neighbouring Macau are already big wins. With a good feeling, I always travel in this Region. I think we had a good Off-Season and we are all aware of the fact that we work together as a Team in season 4 is very good and all you need to give. I see in MS&AD Andretti and BMW each lot of motivated faces.“

Kamui Kobayashi (MS&AD Andretti Formula E): “I would like to thank all of you for the opportunity to be able to in Hong Kong E-Prix, go to the Start. It is a challenge, without a proper Test. But I was in my career already in similar situations, so this should be no Problem. In formula E, there are a lot of familiar faces, so I’m really looking forward to the race and to work with you again. I was already a couple of times in Hong Kong, had presented to me but never to drive there in the middle of the city a race. So it’s really very exciting for me to be there.“

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