Race weekends in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship are extraordinary events. The tight schedule of the one-day format allows little time for test work and no room for error. That makes the virtual preparations in the BMW Motorsport simulator particularly important. Ahead of each race weekend, the majority of the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team assembles in Munich, where they create a solid basis for subsequent performance at the racetrack. As chief engineer, Valentino Conti coordinates both race and simulator operations. The current break in racing offers the opportunity for him to explain the process behind the simulator work, the goals of this work, and why it is essential for success in Formula E.