António Félix da Costa

Season 4 kicks off with two races in Hong Kong.

BMW works driver António Félix da Costa and Kamui Kobayashi at the wheel for MS&AD Andretti Formula E at the season-opener.

Season 4 of the FIA Formula E Championship gets underway this weekend with two races in Hong Kong. BMW works driver António Félix da Costa and Kamui Kobayashi compete at the season-opener for MS&AD Andretti Formula E. Over the course of Season 4, BMW and the team will continue their preparations for the official works entry in the 2018/19 season.
As “Official Vehicle Partner” of Formula E, BMW i is once again providing an extensive fleet of vehicles. This includes the Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 49 g/km) and the new BMW i3s (combined energy consumption: 14.3 kWh; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) as the “Medical Car” and “Race Control Car”.

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I think we had a good off-season, and we are all very aware that we have to work well as a team and give it our all in Season 4.
António Félix da Costa, MS&AD Andretti Formula E

The Situation

The races in Hong Kong represent another important step on the road to Season 5 for BMW and MS&AD Andretti Formula E. The cooperation between the BMW engineers and the team has been further intensified in recent months, and this process will continue over the course of the season. In Hong Kong, the team will also call upon the experience it gained during testing in Valencia in the run-up to the new season.

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Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car

The Team

The Andretti Formula E team is in its fourth season of Formula E in 2017/18. So far, Michael Andretti’s team has contested 33 races, claimed three pole positions, and scored 202 points. BMW works driver António Félix da Costa is again in action at the wheel of the number 28 MS&AD Andretti ATEC-003 in Season 4. Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi will drive the number 27 car at the season-opener in Hong Kong. Plans are also afoot for BMW works driver Tom Blomqvist to race with the team during Season 4. He was registered on the FIA entry list. MS&AD Andretti is solely responsible for allocating the cockpit of the number 27 car.

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The Circuit

The “Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit” hosts the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix for the second time, after the series made its debut there in Season 3. This time, two consecutive races will be held at the circuit. The 1.860-kilometre track takes the drivers clockwise through the harbour streets and past the impressive Hong Kong skyline, encompassing ten corners on the way. The best overtaking opportunities come in turns one and two, at the end of the two longer straights. Last year, António Félix da Costa finished fifth in Hong Kong.

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