The BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team has the ABB FIA Formula E Championship

/ 19 finished with another podium finish. Alexander Sims (GB) secured the # 1 New York City E-Prix at the wheel of the # 28 BMW iFE. (************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************). After this 13. and last race of the season, Sims was on the podium for the first time in his Formula E career. To 18. Round he had been able to claim first place, before he had to give the lead to eventual winner Robin Frijns (NL, Virgin). António Félix da Costa (PT) reached ninth position in the second BMW iFE. (*****************************************************)

In the drivers' standings, Sims made another big leap forward after finishing fourth on Saturday and finished the season with 94 Points to Rank Félix da Costa occupies sixth place in the overall standings with 94 counters. The title went to Techeetah driver Jean-Éric Vergne (FR). In the team ranking, BMW i Andretti Motorsport came in fifth with 99 points.


With a win, two pole positions and a total of five podiums, the team can look back on a successful premiere season in Formula E. At the start in Ad Diriyah (SA) Félix da Costa won. The Portuguese took podium finishes in Mexico City (MX), Sanya (CN) and Saturday in New York (US). After two fourth places, Sims had his pole position and second place in the final on Sunday, his most successful race day in Formula E.

Reactions to the New York City E-Prix

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director): “I am very proud that we were once again able to celebrate a top result at the end of our first Formula E season with BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Congratulations to Alexander Sims for his first pole position and his first podium finish in this series. Alex has earned this achievement with a strong performance. To finish his rookie season on the podium, that's really strong. António Félix da Costa also scored points in ninth place. This is a positive conclusion for us. Over the past few In Ad Diriyah we started with a top result. The BMW iFE. Right from the start, we were able to fully exploit the great potential and high efficiency of our Racing eDrive , Also in the Marrakech E-Prix we were great and had the chance for our first double victory. We all know why it did not happen in the end. In some of the following races we did not manage to get the maximum out of it. There were several reasons for this. On the one hand, we made mistakes. On the other hand, racing crashes in several cases meant that we could not turn the great efficiency of our drive into the corresponding results. Based on the experience we have gained, I am convinced that we can once again make a leap forward for season 6 – even though the level of competition in this series continues to grow. The successful weekend in New York gives the team even more motivation to prepare for the new season. We know how strong our drive is. We know that we have the right team to succeed in Formula E racing. Congratulations to DS Techeetah and Jean-Éric Vergne for winning the title. He is a deserved champion. “

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport): “We have started the season strongly – and we have finished it strongly. The pole position and his first podium finish in second place were a great result for Alexander. He has been working for it all year. António had it from Starting place in the race difficult, but he also drove a clever race and has benefited in the end of incidents in front of him. Above all, the constancy in our performance this weekend gives us much cause for optimism. Season 6 starts for us on Monday. “

Alexander Sims (# (**************************************) BMW iFE. 18, Qualifying result: 1st place, race result: 2nd place, FANBOOST voting: (*********************************************************************************************************. It feels great to be on the podium. A few times it had barely worked out before. Of course, I would have liked to win from the pole position. Nevertheless, of course, I am very satisfied with the result. Fourth and second place at the final are a great result. I've learned a lot this season, there were ups and downs here. So I'm all the happier that we can say goodbye to the summer break with such a race. “

António Félix da Costa (# 28) BMW iFE. 18, Qualifying result: (***************************************************************). Place, race result: 9th place, FANBOOST voting: 5th place, points: 99): “Today was Of course, it's not easy to make up ground from midfield. Nevertheless, it was still enough for ninth place. Just like yesterday we collected points for the team again with both drivers. It's a pity that there is not yet a third race, because we got along very well here in New York. At the end of the day, sixth place in the drivers' championship will be a factor for me. The whole season we were in the top group, the highlight was of course the victory right at the start. I think we have had a good season overall. ”

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