BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt commented on the announcement:“Since its inaugural season, Formula E has enjoyed rapid development and is now regarded as a high-level racing series.
This was completed by the required deadline.”He confirmed that Andretti will still be involved with the new BMW team.
As for the current season, it continues in Mexico City on April 1st with 5 more races until the final race of the season in Montreal in July.
BMW i has contributed actively as Official Vehicle Partner from the word go and has left its mark on the series.
Spark Racing Technologies, the engineering firm behind the new chassis, recently released the first images of the concept for the next-gen all-electric race car.
referring to The planned expansion of the involvement of BMW i and BMW Motorsport in the first race series for all-electric single-seater cars is part of the long-term global motorsport strategy for the BMW Group.
“Since its inaugural season, Formula E has enjoyed rapid development and is now regarded as a high-level racing series,” says BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.
The engineers at BMW Motorsport in Munich have also started development of a Formula E powertrain.
BMW Motorsport is supporting MS Amlin Andretti with the provision of works driver António Félix da Costa (PRT).
A close exchange of ideas between the engineers at BMW and at Andretti Formula E was established with synchronized processes and continual knowledge transfer.
BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season in 2018
referring to German automaker BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season starting in 2018.
BMW will join OEMs such as Renault, Jaguar Land Rover, and Penske Autosport.Last October, Mercedes-Benz signed an “option agreement” to also join the circuit during its fifth season.
FIA’s approval clears BMW to participate in Formula E’s fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons.
Jaguar also made its announcement to enter Formula E last September.Last summer, Formula E, said it would allow teams to tweak their cars to make them lighter.
Formula E also uses a BMW i3 electric vehicle as its medical car.
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