Formula E in New York: a Lot of work for BMW before the new season

On the weekend of the fourth season of the formula E celebrated its Grand Finale in New York City. In front of perhaps the most magnificent of all the Scenes of the electric race car not raced again a close, with the BMW supported MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team scored again in the top group. As in the voragegangenen race of the season, António Félix had to da Costa and Stéphane Sarrazin are fighting for the last places in the points and moved the Shorter. At the end of two of the 12 were in New York. Places for Sarrazin, as well as the spaces 11 and 15 for da Costa – too little to meet the high demands of BMW.

Even if the fourth season was still no work, is already clear: When BMW Motorsport is not changed before the season 5 a lot, it will also bring the debut season as a works team, only sporadic successes. After all: The totally new vehicles of the second Generation, including the BMW iFE.18, give all Teams a Chance at a fresh start with the same conditions. If BMW can take advantage of this opportunity, the start of the season at the 15. December in Saudi Arabia.

The votes to the race from New York to 2018:

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “After the completion of this season, the dawning of a new Era for BMW and the formula E with a view to season 5. Our preparations for entry in the racing series as a factory team with the new Gen2 vehicle continue to run at full speed. I am very much looking forward to our vehicle in the coming months for test rides and then, of course, in his race debut in December. BMW is ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ for the first hour and Partner of formula E and has always believed in the success of the race series. Now we go together to the next step.“

António Félix da Costa (#28 Andretti ATEC-003): “First of all, I must apologize to Luca Filippi. The accident in the race today, was my fault. I am left very early on the throttle to save energy, and didn’t expect his attack. Looking back on the season I have to say that we have learned a lot. From the point of view of BMW Motorsport the was entry-level in preparation for the Work to be season 5 for sure not the main goal. We also had some races where we were quickly and significantly further forward could have ended up. But overall, we didn’t have the package to get the results I want to achieve as a racer.“

Stéphane Sarrazin (#27 Andretti ATEC-003): “it was a long race this weekend. Unfortunately, it still wasn’t enough for points. On Sunday at the wet track we have seen that we are fast. But our power management is not efficient enough to be able to over the race distance with the Best.“

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