Berlin Formula E Race Will Have BMW Compete on Home Ground

News, Racing | May 16th, 2018 by 0
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Following the news that BMW Works driver Tom Blomqvist will leave behind the Formula E team MS&AD Andretti to focus on GT motorsport events more, …

Following the news that BMW Works driver Tom Blomqvist will leave behind the Formula E team MS&AD Andretti to focus on GT motorsport events more, the FE team is now heading to Berling for a new race, this time on home ground. The BMW i Berlin E-Prix will be the ninth round of the ABB Formula E Championship Season 4 and will be held at the Berlin Tempelhof airport.

With Tom out of the picture now, MS&AD Andretti will rely on António Félix da Costa to keep things going, who will be joined by Stéphane Sarrazin, both drivers aiming to return the Andretti ATEC-003 to points-paying positions at this unique event. Sarrazin will make his MS&AD Andretti Formula E debut in Germany. Sarrazin is no stranger to Formula E, and he will hope to use his experience to bring strong results for the American team.

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“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.”

Apart from the Formula E cars, the audience will also get to see in Berlin, BMW’s i models used for support at every E-Prix. Spearheading the BMW i fleet is the new BMW i8 Coupé, modified with BMW M components. As well as the BMW i8 Coupé, the BMW i fleet for the ABB Formula E Championship also includes the new BMW i3s as “Medical Car” and “Race Director Car”, and the BMW X5 xDrive40e in its role as “Rescue Car”.

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