Before a Formula E car like the BMW iFE.18 can win races on the track, a great deal of virtual development and preparation work is required. The engineers working on the BMW i Motorsport project use a custom developed and built simulator for that work. It is in this simulator that the majority of testing takes place – both in the development phase as well as in immediate preparation for the race weekends. Without a sophisticated simulator, successful participation in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship would not be conceivable. Here is an insight into the virtual world of BMW Motorsport.