Track facts and key factors: BMW i Andretti Motorsport ahead of the Monaco E-Prix.

BMW:Track facts and key factors: BMW i Andretti Motorsport ahead of the Monaco E-Prix.

Munich. Following Jake Dennis’ (GBR) victory in the Sunday
race at Valencia (ESP), the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team travels
to Monaco (MON) and race seven of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E
World Championship with the wind in its sails. Thanks to the 29
points he scored at Valencia, Dennis now lies eighth in the Drivers’
Championship. BMW i Andretti Motorsport is seventh in the Team
competition. For the first time, Formula E will use large stretches
of the Mediterranean principality street circuit that has been made
famous by Formula 1. Maximilian Günther (GER) will be contesting his
first race in his new adopted home. In our preview, we provide you
with the crucial facts and key factors for a successful Monaco 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 MONACO.

Circuit length

3.318 km, clockwise.

Corners

19 – of which 7 are
left turns, 12 are right turns.

Track surface

Undulating.
More bumps than at Valencia, but not as many as in Rome.

Grip level

Good for a street
circuit. Disadvantages for early qualifying groups are
greater than in Valencia, but not as big as in Rome.

Track layout

The long
layout, also used by Formula 1, for the first time. Slight
modifications for Formula E in T1 and the harbour chicane.
Steep uphill from T1 to T4, downhill from T4 to T9. Change
in elevation of 42 metres. Mix of fast, medium-fast and slow
corners. High-speed compared to other street circuits.

Top speed

225 km/h.

Attack zone

On the outside
of T4.

Pit lane

Analogue Formula 1
pit lane.

Overtaking

Very difficult.
Narrow circuit, and energy management less critical than at
Valencia, for example. Best opportunity: T10 after the tunnel.

Accident risk

Increased risk
on narrow street circuit.

Key factors

Qualifying
performance, balance over kerbs.

 

 

Quotes ahead of the Monaco E-Prix:

 

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport):

“The BMW i Andretti Motorsport team heads to Monaco on a high after
the win at Valencia. After that result we are eager to score more
points and taste success. It will definitely be exciting to see the
Formula E cars running on the full Monaco circuit featuring all its
famous sights. Qualifying will be key and with our drivers in group
two and group four, we stand a strong chance of good start positions.
There are many unknowns about this track, especially regarding energy
management during the race. Monaco always manages to bring an element
of anticipation and mystique so we are sure the race will be exciting
and we look forward to a strong result for both drivers and the team.”

 

Jake Dennis (#27 BMW iFE.21):

“I have been watching races in Monaco since I was a child. To now be
able to go racing there myself is something very special. I am really
looking forward to it. Hopefully, we will be able to get a similar
result there to my victory at Valencia last time out.”

 

Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.21):

“The anticipation ahead of my home race is huge. Monaco is of very
special significance to every racing driver. Being able to sleep in my
own bed this time makes it all the more special. The circuit has a lot
of challenging and iconic corners, but we feel well prepared for them.
It is definitely going to be a great show.”

 

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’.

*Official data on power consumption and electric range were
determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and
comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type
approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account
differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP
take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for
assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also)
based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of
vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC
values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement
procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure
for comparability reasons. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC
measurement procedures, see www.bmw.de/wltp.
For
further information about the official fuel consumption and the
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
at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfadenkraftstoffverbrauch.
html.

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