BMW:Track facts and key factors: BMW i Andretti Motorsport ahead of the Puebla E-Prix.
Munich. After a six-week break, the BMW i Andretti Motorsport
Team this week travels to the Puebla E-Prix (MEX), where races eight
and nine herald the second half of the season in the ABB FIA Formula
E World Championship. The permanent racetrack near the capital
Mexico City is located at 2,300 metres above sea level and is new
territory for all the teams and drivers. Jake Dennis (GBR) and
Maximilian Günther (GER) compete in qualifying groups two and three
on Saturday, as they currently lie tenth and 16th in the
Drivers’ Championship. In our preview, we present the most important
facts and key factors of the Puebla E-Prix.
You can find detailed information in our media guide: https://b.mw/Formula_E_Media_Guide.
It provides detailed information on the technology behind the BMW i
drivetrain and the BMW iFE.21, background stories on the technology
transfer between motor racing and production development, the BMW i
Andretti Motorsport Team and the drivers as well as the BMW Group
safety car fleet. It is updated with facts and figures on the
respective event after each race weekend.
TRACK FACTS PUEBLA.
2.93 km. Anti-clockwise.
16 – 7 right-handers, 9 left-handers.
Very undulating for a permanent racetrack.
Medium. Moderate improvement of
Fast circuit with long straights
Relatively high on the right
approx. 245 km/h.
Very good overtaking opportunity
Set-up for new circuit,
Quotes ahead of the Puebla E-Prix:
Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport):
“We head into the second half of the season on the back of some good
results. The points we scored last time out mean we currently lie
fifth in the Team competition. We now want to close the gap to third
and fourth place. The Puebla circuit is new to us all and is a mix of
an oval circuit and a tight infield. Slipstream will definitely play
an important role on the long start/finish straight and the home
straight. We are hoping to benefit from the efficiency of the BMW i
drivetrain at what is generally a fast circuit.”
Jake Dennis (#27 BMW iFE.21):
“We kept working hard during the six-week break. I spent almost the
entire time in Germany and did some work in the BMW Motorsport
simulator to prepare as well as possible for the second half of the
season. The fact that nobody knows the circuit in Puebla is good for
me, as it means that as a rookie I am in the same position as all the
other drivers. The last time that happened was at Valencia – and I won
there. Hopefully we can get a similarly good result in Puebla.”
Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.21):
“Puebla is a special challenge. The track is very flowing, has a lot
of undulations and will produce some great Formula E racing. The long
full-throttle sections on the start/finish straight, when we head back
onto the oval, will make the race very interesting. I am really
pleased that the second half of the season is getting underway in Mexico.”
The FANBOOST vote.
FANBOOST gives Formula E fans the opportunity to vote for their
favourite driver and award them an extra boost of power during the
race. The five drivers with the most FANBOOST votes receive an extra
100 kJ of power, which they can make use of during a brief time frame
in the second half of the race. Fans can vote for their favourite
driver in the four days prior to, and leading up to 15 minutes into,
each race. Each fan can vote once per day. There are two ways to vote:
Online at https://fanboost.fiaformulae.com/
or via the official Formula E App.
The BMW Group Safety Cars.
The BMW Group has been represented in the ABB FIA Formula E
World Championship as ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ since the very
beginning and will continue to provide the fleet of safety cars for
season 7 of the fully-electric racing series. Alongside the BMW i8
Roadster Safety Car (fuel consumption (combined): 2.0 l /100 km;
energy use (combined): 14.5 kWh /100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 46
g/km)*, which has been modified specially for racing use, the MINI
Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW will be appearing as a new safety
car from the Rome E-Prix onwards. The development of the car based on
the new MINI Cooper SE represents a hitherto unique collaboration
between MINI Design, BMW Motorsport, the FIA and Formula E. The fleet
also includes the BMW i3s (Power consumption in kWh/100: 14.6-14.0
(NEDC); 16.6-16.3 (WLTP), electric range in km: 278-283 (WLTP))* as
‘Race Director Car’ and the BMW iX3 (Power consumption in kWh/100:
17.8-17.5 (NEDC); 19.0-18.6 (WLTP), electric range in km: 450-458
(WLTP))* in its roles as ‘Medical Car’ and ‘Rescue Car.
The values for fuel consumption, CO2 emission and energy consumption
shown were determined in the standardized test cycle according to the
European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the
time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic
configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional
equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the
selected model. The values are already based on the test cycle
according to the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into
NEDC-equivalent values in order to allow a comparison between
vehicles. With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or
other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2
values may differ to the values stated here. Effective 06.12.2018
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the
official specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out
of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power
consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling
points and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT),
Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and under https://www.dat.de/co2/.