BMW iFE.21, BMW i Andretti Motorsport

Both BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers finish in the points at Sunday’s race in Mexico.

BMW i Andretti Motorsport has rounded off the race weekend in Puebla by getting both BMW iFE.21s into the points for the first time this season. Jake Dennis finished fifth in the ninth race of the season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to repeat his result from the previous day. Maximilian Günther finished seventh and also scored important points for the overall standings. Dennis also chalked up another point for being the fastest driver in qualifying.

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Jake Dennis, Maximilian Günther, BMW iFE.21, Puebla

Dennis dominated qualifying, recording the best time by some margin, but then had problems with tyre grip in Super Pole and began the race from fifth on the grid. This time, Günther could not find the ideal lap and finished eleventh, missing out on the Super Pole that he had already reached five times this season.

 

Both drivers improved swiftly during the race, however, consolidating their positions in the top ten with some consistent lap times. In the end, Dennis received 11 points for finishing fifth and recording the best time in qualifying, while Günther scored six points in seventh place. The two drivers are now in eighth and 18th positions in the drivers’ standings. In the team championship, BMW i Andretti Motorsport is now in sixth place with 82 points.

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Roger Griffiths, Jake Dennis

REACTIONS TO RACE 9.

Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal, team standings: 7th place):

“I think this was a really strong finish to our weekend here in Mexico. We had again Jake Dennis in Super Pole with fastest overall in the groups’ qualifying and I think we were all a bit disappointed with fifth on the grid but if you make it to Super Pole it’s much easier to race from there. Then in the race, after the initial melee at the start sort of settled down it was a smart race from Jake. Behind him, Maximilian Günther starting back in eleventh, worked his way forward. It was really good aggressive driving from Maximilian but he kept his energy consumption under control, a good improvement from yesterday. He was just the wingman to Jake today and when it was necessary he put Lynn under pressure right at the end and really made him look in his mirrors rather than trying to attack Jake too hard. First double points finish for the team of the season, we are super pleased. That is very valuable for the championship.”

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Jake Dennis (#27 BMW iFE.21, starting position: 5th place, race result: 5th place, points: 54, driver standings: 8th place):

“Mexico race two done – I should be pretty happy. It was quite a technical race with the energy but I think we did the best job possible. We got a bit unlucky when Edoardo Mortara got to attack mode and then he ended up catching me at the wrong point so we dropped back down to fifth. But overall had a quite a clean race and I think we did the optimum. So I am happy. The team has done a great job all weekend and we had two guys scoring points today which is super important for the championship.”

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Maximilian Günther

Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.21, starting position: 11th place, race result: 7th place, points: 28, driver standings: 18th place):

“A great result for the team. We can be really pleased with fifth and seventh positions. Starting from eleventh on the grid made my race anything but easy with all the hustle and bustle. I moved up a few places at the start. We then managed the race intelligently and did not lose our cool when we dropped back a place or two. We were then able to make good use of Attack Mode and had the pace required. Compared to yesterday, we made really good progress today.”

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