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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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.

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.

BMW Ingenieure schauen auf einen Monitor

TEAMWORK.

Antonio Felix da Costa und Alexander Sims beim Trackwalk in Santiago

TRACK WALK.

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.
The BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car from bird's eye view
BMW iFE.18 in Mexico
António Félix da Costa with his trophy at the Mexico ePrix
A "Girl on Track" on the grid
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.

António Félix da Costa celebrates his third place in Sanya

CONFETTI SHOWER.

BMW iFE.18 at the BMW i Experience Area

BMW i EXPERIENCE AREA.

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.

MONACO GLAMOUR.
MONACO GLAMOUR.

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

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.

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.

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.

BMW i vehicle fleet in Berlin

CAR PARADE.

Board members Klaus Fröhlich and Dr. Nicolas Peter in Berlin

IMPORTANT VISITORS.

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.
Engineers at BMW i Andretti Motorsport in New York
BMW iFE.18 in front of the scenery of the New York ePrix
António Félix da Costa in a confetti shower in New York
António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims sign BMW i Motorsport flags.
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

Learn more about the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

CURTAIN UP FOR THE
BMW i8 SAFETY CAR.

Unique, innovative and a real racer: No-one in the Formula E starting field passes by the new BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car. See the special duel between Formula E safety car driver Bruno Correia and Pierre Casiraghi, Vice President of the Yacht Club de Monaco.
Learn more about  BMW i and the Berlin E-Prix

BERLIN E-PRIX: THE FUTURE IS NOW.

The home race on the historic site of the Tempelhof airport is a real highlight of the season for BMW i – and the perfect opportunity to emphasise the close link between BMW i and Formula E in detail.