YEAR 1 OF A NEW ERA.

A review of BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s maiden season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

António Félix da Costa with confetti in Sanya

Season 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship was the first in which BMW i Motorsport competed with a works team. BMW i Andretti Motorsport deployed two BMW iFE.18 and brought home one win, two pole positions and five podiums with the two drivers António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims. Some of the season’s highlights were the win for António Félix da Costa at the season opener in Ad Diriyah, the strong season finale with two podiums in New York and the home event at the BMW i Berlin E-Prix.

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António Félix da Costa looks into the camera victoriously

DIVINE
DEBUT IN
AD DIRIYAH.

That’s what winners look like!
António Félix da Costa celebrates pole position
and victory on the BMW iFE.18’s racing debut.

    DIVINE
    DEBUT IN
    AD DIRIYAH.

    That’s what winners look like!
    António Félix da Costa celebrates pole position
    and victory on the BMW iFE.18’s racing debut.

      BMW and Formula E: Year 1 of a new era.

      António Félix da Costa jumps on the podium in Ad Diriyah

      Flying Félix da Costa: His jump for joy on the podium
      in Ad Diriyah became a social media hit and
      was soon dubbed DACjump.

        Flying Félix da Costa: His jump for joy on the podium
        in Ad Diriyah became a social media hit and
        was soon dubbed DACjump.

          BMW and Formula E: Year 1 of a new era.

          SUNNY SOUTH AMERICA.

          Alexander Sims begrüßt eine Person mit der Faust

          HERE COMES ALEX.

          Alexander Sims enjoyed a strong weekend in Chile. After fourth place in Marrakech,
          he is on course for a podium finish in Santiago. A penalty means he eventually finishes seventh.

          BMW Ingenieure schauen auf einen Monitor

          TEAMWORK.

          The engineers at BMW i Andretti Motorsport prepare
          the BMW iFE.18 meticulously for the race in the heat of Santiago.

          Antonio Felix da Costa und Alexander Sims beim Trackwalk in Santiago

          TRACK WALK.

          Compulsory before any Formula E race: drivers and engineers
          gain an impression of the circuit during the track walk.

          BACK ON
          THE PODIUM.

          At a height of more than 2,000 metres above sea level, António Félix da Costa finishes second in Mexico City, thanks to the efficiency of the BMW i powertrain.
          António Félix da Costa with his trophy at the Mexico ePrix
          The BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car from bird's eye view
          A "Girl on Track" on the grid
          BMW iFE.18 in Mexico
          António Félix da Costa with his trophy at the Mexico ePrix
          The BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car from bird's eye view
          A "Girl on Track" on the grid
          BMW iFE.18 in Mexico

          THIRD PLACE IN CHINA.

          BMW iFE.18 in Sanya

          SCORCHER.

          The BMW iFE.18 copes well with the extreme heat to claim
          another podium finish in the Chinese resort of Sanya.

          António Félix da Costa celebrates his third place in Sanya

          CONFETTI SHOWER.

          António Félix da Costa celebrates on the podium for the third time –
          thanks to a hard-earned third place in the Sanya E-Prix.

          BMW iFE.18 at the BMW i Experience Area

          BMW i EXPERIENCE AREA.

          A real eye-catcher at any Formula E race: the BMW i Experience Area.
          The exhibition cars are a major attraction.

          BMW iFE.18 in Monaco

          MONACO GLAMOUR.

            MONACO GLAMOUR.

              BMW and Formula E: Year 1 of a new era.

              António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims shake hands

              António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims
              prepare for a very special harbour tour:
              the Monaco E-Prix takes place on the
              glamorous street circuit in the principality’s harbour.

                António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims
                prepare for a very special harbour tour:
                the Monaco E-Prix takes place on the
                glamorous street circuit in the principality’s harbour.

                  BMW and Formula E: Year 1 of a new era.

                  BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car and Pierre Casiraghi in the harbour of Monaco

                  And action...
                  One of the stars of the Monaco E-Prix
                  is the new BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car.

                    And action...
                    One of the stars of the Monaco E-Prix
                    is the new BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car.

                      BMW and Formula E: Year 1 of a new era.

                      BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car and Bruno Correia at the film shooting

                      In addition to the launch of the BMW i8 Roadster
                      Safety Car at the yacht club, a film is also shot
                      starring Pierre Casiraghi and safety car driver Bruno Correia.

                        In addition to the launch of the BMW i8 Roadster
                        Safety Car at the yacht club, a film is also shot
                        starring Pierre Casiraghi and safety car driver Bruno Correia.

                          BMW and Formula E: Year 1 of a new era.

                          HOME RACE.

                          António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims spray "I love Racing"

                          BERLIN STREET ART.

                          A very special graffiti course: António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims channel their inner graffiti artist.

                          BMW i vehicle fleet in Berlin

                          CAR PARADE.

                          During the home event for BMW i, special attention is given to the BMW i fleet.
                          Not only the BMW i8, but also the BMW i3s.

                          Board members Klaus Fröhlich and Dr. Nicolas Peter in Berlin

                          IMPORTANT VISITORS.

                          BMW Group board members Klaus Fröhlich and Dr. Nicolas Peter
                          visit Formula E at the BMW i Berlin E-Prix.

                          FINISH ON
                          A HIGH.

                          The season ends as impressively as it began for BMW i Andretti Motorsport when the team celebrates a pole position and two podiums in New York.
                          António Félix da Costa in a confetti shower in New York
                          Engineers at BMW i Andretti Motorsport in New York
                          António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims sign BMW i Motorsport flags.
                          BMW iFE.18 in front of the scenery of the New York ePrix
                          A touch table at the BMW i Vision Walk
                          António Félix da Costa in a confetti shower in New York
                          Engineers at BMW i Andretti Motorsport in New York
                          António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims sign BMW i Motorsport flags.
                          BMW iFE.18 in front of the scenery of the New York ePrix
                          A touch table at the BMW i Vision Walk
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