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Source: BMW Group Munich. BMW i Andretti Motorsport is back on a promising track at the start of the seventh season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Next weekend, the first two night races in Formula E history will take place as part of the Diriyah E-Prix (KSA). In the past two seasons, BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers celebrated two wins and three pole positions in three races in Diriyah. This time Maximilian Günther (GER) and Formula E newcomer Jake Dennis (GBR) are going into the race at the wheel of the two BMW iFE.21s. In our preview we present the most important facts about the slightly modified track at short notice and the key factors for a successful Diriyah E-Prix. You will also find the BMW Motorsport Media Guide for season 7 in the appendix and under the following link: https://b.mw/Formel_E_Media_Guide.
This media guide provides detailed information about the technology of the BMW i drivetrain and the BMW iFE.21 as well as background information on the technology transfer between racing and series development, the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team and the drivers. It is supplemented with data and facts on the respective event after each race weekend.
TRACK FACTS DIRIYAH.
2.495 km, clockwise.
21 – 12 right, 9 left turns.
Track completely re-paved.
Slightly more grip than expected in season 6, grip levels will increase over the course of the weekend.
Some last-minute changes: T9 and T10 significantly faster (30-40 km / h), T18 and T19 a bit closer. Downhill passage T1-T14 very demanding.
An important factor because only two instead of four sets of tires are available. Rear axle more heavily loaded, also in the now faster passage T9 / T10.
Between T18 and T19. Due to the double header, different numbers of ATTACK MODES are possible in race 1 and race 2.
Curve radius and width changed slightly.
High. Yellow phases, safety car or even red flag from the experiences of previous years are likely.
Dealing with day / night changes, qualifying performance, tire management.
Quotes before the Diriyah E-Prix: Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport): “The track in Diriyah has proven to be a good place for the team: two wins and three pole positions in three races. As in the previous year, we are once again traveling with the best time in the test drives in Valencia with Maximilian Günther in our luggage. Jake Dennis is our new driver and the potential we saw in testing gives us great hope. We will see the first night races in Formula E history in Diriyah and I am convinced that the organizers will put together a great event. Since the rules have remained stable compared to previous seasons, the most important thing for us as a team will be to further optimize all of our processes. We have the feeling that after season 6 with three wins, but only fifth in the championship, we still have an account to be taken. Our goals for the first Formula E season with World Championship status are correspondingly high. ”Jake Dennis (# 27 BMW iFE.21):“ I can hardly wait to complete my Formula E racing together with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team. Start your career. The night races will be very special for me. From what I’ve seen on videos and in the simulator so far, the track is great. I’m really looking forward to getting started. We have prepared very intensively and now feel very well prepared for the start. The excitement is increasing. “Maximilian Günther (# 28 BMW iFE.21):” I can hardly wait for the start of the season in Diriyah. We had very good preparation and once again made good use of the additional weeks due to the postponement of the races in Santiago, which were planned for January. I like the track in Diriyah very much, it is very varied and challenging. In addition, we are holding the first two Formula E night races here this year, a real highlight right at the start. ”The FANBOOST voting. The FANBOOST voting gives Formula E fans the opportunity to vote for a driver and to give him an extra boost in performance during the race. The five drivers with the most FANBOOST votes receive 100 kJ more power, which they can call up within a short time window during the second half of the race. Fans can vote four days before the race starts. Every fan has the opportunity to vote once a day. The voting ends 15 minutes after the start of the respective race. There are two ways to cast your vote: online at https://fanboost.fiaformulae.com/ or via the official Formula E app. The BMW i safety vehicles: At the top are two safety cars: the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car, which has been specially modified for racing (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 14.5 kWh / 100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 46 g / km) * and the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 1.8 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 14.0 kWh / 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g / km) *. The BMW i3s (power consumption in kWh / 100 km: 14.6-14.0 (NEDC); 16.6-16.3 (WLTP); electric range (WLTP) in km: 278-283) * as ” Race Director Car “and the BMW iX3 (power consumption in kWh / 100 km: 17.8-17.5 (NEDC); 19.0-18.6 (WLTP); electric range (WLTP) in km: 450-458) * in its functions as “Medical Car” and “Rescue Car” for the BMW i vehicle fleet for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
* Official information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption were determined using the prescribed measuring method and correspond to Regulation (EU) 715/2007 in the currently applicable version. Information in the NEDC takes into account differences in the selected wheel and tire sizes for ranges, and any special equipment in the WLTP. WLTP values are used to measure taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies. The NEDC values listed were determined on the basis of the new WLTP measurement method and recalculated back to the NEDC measurement method for comparability. You can find more information about the WLTP and NEDC measurement methods at www.bmw.de/wltp. Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger vehicles can be found in the ‘Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger vehicles’, which is available at all sales outlets at Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and is available free of charge at https://www.dat.de/co2/.
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