Maximilian Günther ends Formula E tests at Valencia with the best time of the week in the BMW iFE.21.

BMW:Maximilian Günther ends Formula E tests at Valencia with the best time of the week in the BMW iFE.21.

Valencia. BMW i Andretti Motorsport has successfully completed
the official tests ahead of Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World
Championship at ‘Circuit Ricardo Tormo’ at Valencia (ESP).
Maximilian Günther (GER) and Jake Dennis (GBR) did a total of more
than 500 laps over the course of the three test days. As he did last
year, Günther clocked the fastest time of the week. On Tuesday, he
lapped the circuit in 1:11.760 minutes in his BMW iFE.21. Dennis
ended his first official outing as a BMW i Andretti Motorsport
driver with a fastest time of 1:12.047 minutes.

 

As well as the usual programme, the test also included a full race
simulation to practice all the processes, looking ahead to the start
of the season, which is scheduled for 16th/17th
January 2021 in Santiago de Chile.

Quotes on the Formula E test at Valencia:

Roger Griffiths (team principal BMW i Andretti
Motorsport):
“All in all we are very happy with the way
things have been running here. It’s always nice to be on top of the
timing sheets at the end, but we don’t get any points in the
championship for that. It’s all about the work that we accomplished in
the last few days and we really had no hold-ups and reliability issues
at all. Maximilian Günther has obviously carried his speed from season
six over into season seven. We are also very pleased with the way Jake
Dennis has progressed over the course of the test. He gave us very
good feedback and got up to speed very quickly.”

Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.21): “It is obviously
great to have set the fastest time of the week again, as we did last
year. Having said that, the focus of the tests was not on lap times.
We were fully focussed on completing our programme, and we did a good
job of that. We had worked very hard and well in the run-up to this
test. Here at Valencia, we took the opportunity to try some different
things with the new car. I think we did a very good job.”

Jake Dennis (#27 BMW iFE.21): “I think we can be
happy with our performance during this test. The car seems to be
working well. Personally, I was able to adapt to the specific demands
of Formula E very quickly. I familiarised myself with the software and
all the other processes, so that I now feel far better prepared for
the first race in Santiago. I am now very much looking forward to my
first race in January.”

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