The BMW i Andretti Motorsport staff received Saturday the profitable New York E-Award. António Félix da Costa (POR), within the BMW iFE.18 # 28, completed third within the twelfth race of this yr's ABB FIA Method E Championship. He was adopted in fourth place by teammate Alexander Sims (GBR) on the end line of the Brooklyn circuit (USA). The victory goes to Sébastien Buemi (SUI, Nissan).
This was Félix da Costa's fourth podium, which began eighth on the grid after profitable the Advert Diriyah (KSA) victory and ending second and third in Mexico Metropolis (MEX) and Sanya (CHN) . The Sims completed fourth for the second time this season. Félix da Costa is presently fifth with 97 factors within the drivers' championship. Sims is 15th with 36 factors to his title.
Whereas followers in New York have witnessed quite a few incidents – considered one of which has resulted within the look of the BMW i8 Coupe security automotive – and thrilling battles in sizzling situations, each BMW i Andretti Motorsport riders have been capable of keep away from hassle. They have been lastly rewarded for his or her flawless drivers with a superb staff consequence. The ultimate race of the Method E season will probably be held on Sunday.
Reactions to the digital worth of town of New York:
Jens Marquardt (Director of the BMW Motorsport Group):
"Congratulations to all of the staff for this good consequence on our US house tour in New York. We’re actually in form on the finish of the season. António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims remained calm and centered on their race, regardless of the warmth and the various incidents. The third and fourth locations are additional proof that the BMW iFE.18 is likely one of the strongest vehicles within the trade and is sweet for the perfect outcomes. We need to exhibit it once more on Sunday and finish Season 5 with one other spotlight. "
Roger Griffiths (BMW Workforce Director Andretti Motorsport):
"Now we have a superb day behind us. We have been aggressive with each vehicles from the primary take a look at session. We may have completed even larger in qualifying, however the consequence obtained allowed us to assault within the race. António and Alexander had good and clear begins. They carried out nice maneuvers and drove intelligently. The interval of security vehicles didn’t essentially play in our fingers, however it’s racing. Regardless of this, each pilots had what it took to get on the rostrum at this time. Furthermore, it was – aside from Advert Diriyah – our greatest race of the yr by way of complete factors. We need to save that tomorrow. "
António Félix da Costa (n ° 28 BMW iFE.18, qualifying consequence: eighth place, race consequence: third place, vote FANBOOST: fifth place, factors: 97):
"Though my automotive was broken initially, after a couple of contacts, we had an excellent tempo. We drove an clever race. I used to be capable of save vitality in a couple of phases with a purpose to use it later within the race. This allowed me to progress steadily on the bottom. Alexander helped me a bit of on the way in which to the rostrum. He additionally deserved a podium. We each scored invaluable factors for the staff. I’m significantly joyful to have received the BMW i Andretti Motorsport podium right here in New York. It's nice for any staff. "
Alexander Sims (BMW No. 27 iFE.18, qualifying consequence: fifth place, race consequence: 4th place, vote FANBOOST: 14th, factors: 36):
"It was a extremely thrilling race – highly regarded and really demanding. My begin was excellent, as was our tempo firstly. Following Alex Lynn's technical issues, I immediately discovered myself second. Lastly, I needed to accept fourth place. We bought an excellent consequence for the staff, who feels actually good. I'm trying ahead to tomorrow. We need to finish the season in fashion. "