Formula E: the Safety Car and other vehicles continue BMW’s i

Formula E and BMW have extended their contract and will work in the next few years. The official Safety Car of formula E is already in 2014, the BMW i8. The Plug-in Hybrid sports car will also provide the 14 races of the next season for safety, and for the first time, also from the BMW i3s supports. The sports Version of the i3 is moved among other things by the race Director – that’s exactly how the race cars of the formula E is virtually silent and without local emissions.

The new season of formula E starts this weekend in Hong Kong. Starting next season, BMW will officially go as a work team and its involvement in electric racing series in order to further intensify. In the next few months, the BMW is only a Partner and supporter of the Andretti team, the financial and technical Support should be strengthened in the connection but still significantly. Then, the resources of BMW Motorsport to come to the full and make the Team a regular contender for Victory.

Jörg Reimann (head of BMW International Brand Experience): “It’s already 2014 for us was an almost logical step to become involved with BMW i in the formula E – and just as logically, it is the partnership in the coming years.
The formula E is treading in Motorsport in many ways, new paths. Just as it does the BMW i when it comes to the mobility of the future. Therefore, this combination fits very well. We especially look forward to see this season, the BMW i3s on the track. It is the sportiest of the BMW i3, the it has ever been. This model clearly demonstrates how the BMW i driving pleasure with a Premium combines character and completely on sustainability.”

Alejandro Agag (the founder and CEO of the formula E): “It is fantastic news that BMW i continues its commitment as Official Vehicle Partner. As the formula E existed only as an idea, was BMW as a Partner on Board, and has always believed in this project. It is a legendary brand in the world of sport and in the automotive industry. Soon you will be with us in the pit lane and try to celebrate the victories. This is great. I can only say: Welcome in the pit lane – and still welcome as a strong Partner of formula E.”

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