Munich, Germany – BMW i Andretti Motorsport is set to contest its third season as a works team in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, which has achieved official FIA World Championship status for the first time ahead of its seventh season.
BMW i Andretti Motorsport will be competing with BMW iFE.21s. Their core is the BMW i drivetrain Racing eDrive03, which is a result of unprecedented close collaboration between production and motorsport engineers. The technology transfer between motorsport and production development is more intensive in the Formula E project than ever before in the history of BMW.
Maximilian Günther will once again be appearing in the #28 car. Jake Dennis will take over the cockpit of the #27 car as he celebrates his Formula E debut at the first races in Diriyah.
The opening round of Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship sees BMW i Andretti Motorsport return to successful ground. This weekend’s Diriyah E-Prix (KSA) features the first two night races in Formula E history.
In the past two seasons, BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers have claimed two victories and three pole positions from the three races in Diriyah. This time, Maximilian Günther (GER) and Formula E newcomer Jake Dennis (GBR) take the wheel of the two BMW iFE.21s.
Track Facts Diriyah
|Circuit length||2.495 km, clockwise|
|Corners||21 – 12 right bends, 9 left bends.|
|Track surface||Circuit has been completely resurfaced with new asphalt.|
|Grip level||A little more grip than in Season 6 is expected. Grip level will increase over the course of the weekend.|
|Circuit layout||A number of last-minute modifications: T9 and T10 significantly faster (30-40 km/h), T18 and T19 a bit tighter. Downhill section from T1 to T14 very demanding.|
|Tyre wear||Important factor, as only two sets of tyres are now available, instead of four. Greater strain on the rear axle, including in the T9/T10 section, which is now faster.|
|Attack Zone||Between T18 and T19. The double-header means it is possible to have a different number of ATTACK MODES in race one and race two.|
|Pit lane||Radius and width of the corner changed slightly.|
|Risk of crashes||High. Experience from previous years shows that yellow phases, safety cars and even the red flag are likely.|
|Key factors||Dealing with the switch from day to night, qualifying performance, tyre management.|
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