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(6) The kick-off for Season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for BMW i Andretti Motorsport on Monday was the Digital Season Kick-Off. On Facebook and YouTube, the new BMW iFE. Its centerpiece is the advanced powertrain BMW Racing eDrive the technological expertise of BMW i Motorsport and BMW i merge. The two BMW works drivers Maximilian Günther (DE) and Alexander Sims (GB) will be in action on Tuesday at the official Formula E test rides in Valencia (ES).

In a (************************************) minute video was developed within the framework of the Formula E regulations BMW iFE. know. While Sims contests his second season for the crew, Günther celebrates his race debut in the colors of BMW i Andretti Motorsport at the season opener in November in Diriyah (KSA).

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That says BMW Community Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt


… about the preparation for season 6: (******************* “The intensive preparation for our second Formula E season with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Crew is still in full swing – both on the track and in the simulator. It's going well, but it's not finished yet. Already in the coming days we put our work at the official test drives in Valencia citadel. We analyzed the findings from our first season and focused our preparation on optimizing the overall efficiency in all areas. However, we will only have the first correct positioning at the season opener. ”


… about the goal for season 6: (******************* “In our debut season, with one win, two pole positions and several podiums, we showed that we can clinch Formula E Prime results. However, we know that power density is extremely high and is expected to increase even further. In this competitive environment, however, it must still be our aspiration to further increase ours in our second season and to regularly be able to fight in the top group for the prime rankings. Regardless of the results, we want to show with good and exciting races how dynamic and emotional electric racing can be. And off the track, too, we will be present with BMW i and continue to use the Formula E platform to introduce innovations around electric mobility, autonomous driving and other future fields of the BMW community to a broad public. ”


… about the technology transfer between racing and series:

“Despite all the sporting ambitions and the pursuit of success on the racetrack, the technology transfer between racing and series development remains a central pillar of our Formula E commitment. Our goal for the factory entrance to season 5 battle is to establish an efficient technological cycle between BMW i Motorsport and BMW i. This is u.s.a.vorragend succeeded. The BMW i engineers are already benefiting enormously from the technical insights that we gain through the extreme Formula E application in the development of future series drives. We will continue this close cooperation for the mutual benefit in the coming season. “

BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal Roger Griffiths says: “The entire BMW i Andretti Motorsport Crew is looking forward to the launch of season 6. Large parts of the group have remained the same, and thanks to this continuity, we have the opportunity to draw on our experience from the build up last season. I warmly welcome Maximilian Günther as a new driver. His previous achievements have convinced us, and we look forward to working with him in the coming months. It's just as nice to have Alexander Sims on u.s.a.in the crew. He has finished his rookie season with strong results in New York. We want to continue this together with him. The goal for season 6 is quite simple: we want to improve u.S.a. over the past season and take the next step. ”


That's what the BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers say

Maximilian Günther: “As a Bavarian, it is of course a dream to be able to drive for a renowned manufacturer like BMW and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Crew. I felt very comfortable here from the first 2d on. In the first few weeks, I got to know my new colleagues and have been very well received everywhere. We harmonize in my view very well and prepare u.s.a. with high pressure on the season start. My goal is to get the most out of our package as fast as possible and get Prime results. “

Alexander Sims: “I am incredibly happy to be driving for another season in a future-oriented racing series like the Formula E. Many thanks to BMW i Andretti Motorsport for once again placing their trust in me. Also, I'm looking forward to working with Max. He had a great rookie season and will certainly be an asset to our crew. ”


The technology of the BMW iFE. (**********************************************************************) Like its predecessor, the BMW iFE has ( , Above all, BMW's technology remains at the heart of the vehicle, the advanced powertrain. The characteristics of the BMW Racing eDrive , which has collected the crew in its debut season, revised and adapted to the special challenges of Formula E races. The changes affect the electric motor and the inverter. The main objective of all modifications is to further improve powertrain efficiency. For its water cycle now the same glycol is used, which is also used in production vehicles. In addition, the BMW i Motorsport engineers optimized the application, which calculates strategies for energy management, and the simulator in Munich. The rear structure of the BMW iFE was also revised to reach.

Especially the work on the BMW Racing eDrive working closely with their colleagues from the BMW i series development. The BMW iFE. The insights gained by the BMW i Motorsport engineers in the fierce competitive environment of the Formula E flow directly back into the development of future electric drives for BMW production vehicles. Racing makes it possible to test new materials, technologies and working methods under extreme conditions and without regard to limiting factors.


The Derive of the BMW iFE. (*************************************************************************) Externally, the slightly different Derive of the BMW iFE. (************************************************************************) It continues some elements of its predecessor. These include the blue and white corners, which cross each other in the style of the BMW imprint. Furthermore, the view from above is emphasized, which plays a particularly important role in view of the usually elevated seating position of the spectators in the Formula E races. Add to that the asymmetrical format, which ensures maximum visibility at race pace. One of the striking changes is the non-reflecting, matt black cockpit element, which has been extended to the driver's entire environment. It puts the driver even more into focus and underlines its central importance in Formula E. The scheme of the BMW logo emphasized by its predecessor was adopted by the BMW iFE. 20 interpreted a bit more abstractly. For this, the color gradient from blue to violet, the natural colors of electricity, is emphasized much more strongly. In addition, the established during the past season BMW i Motorsport “Spirit Marks” now also in the derive of the vehicles again. To better distinguish the two BMW iFE. (*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) BMW iFE. (**************************************************************************) of Günther has a little more blue color components.


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