Marco Wittmann, BMW iFE.18.

BMW DTM drivers test the BMW iFE.18.

One day after the Marrakesh E-Prix, BMW i Andretti Motorsport continued testing of the BMW iFE.18. BMW works drivers Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann were in action in Morocco as part of the official rookie tests for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. 

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Bruno Spengler, BMW iFE.18.

This was Wittmann's first appearance at the wheel of the fully-electric BMW iFE.18. He was pleased with his debut, saying: “My first test in the BMW iFE.18 was really interesting. I was surprised at how much the driver has to do in the cockpit. Just getting in and driving – it doesn't work like that. Formula E presents you with completely different challenges to conventional motorsport classes such as the DTM. That’s why you can't, and shouldn't, compare the two platforms to one another. Formula E and the DTM are two different worlds – but both are appealing in their own way.” Spengler, who already has a few appearances for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team under his belt and is the official replacement and test driver for this season, commented: “After having completed some test drives during development of the BMW iFE.18, it was very nice to drive the car again on a proper Formula E track. I last appeared in the BMW iFE.18 a few months ago, so I had to get used to it again to start with, but I was back in the groove after a few laps and it was great fun.”

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