BMW i Andretti Motorsport has finished the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 with another podium success. At the wheel of the #27 BMW iFE.18, Alexander Sims secured second place in the New York City E-Prix after starting the race from pole position. After the 13th and final race of the season, Sims stood on the podium for the first time in his Formula E career. He was able to defend first place until the 18th lap, before conceding the lead to eventual winner Robin Frijns (Virgin). António Félix da Costa reached ninth place in the second BMW iFE.18.
Together with fourth place on Saturday, this result allowed Sims to take another leap forward in the drivers’ standings and he finished the season with 57 points, in 13th place. Félix da Costa reached sixth place in the overall standings with 99 points. The title went to Techeetah driver Jean-Éric Vergne. BMW i Andretti Motorsport secured fifth place in the team championship, with 156 points.
The team can look back on a successful debut season in Formula E after recording one win, two pole positions and a total of five podium finishes. Félix da Costa began with victory at the season-opener in Ad Diriyah. The Portuguese driver followed that with podiums in Mexico City Sanya and then on Saturday in New York. Having already claimed two fourth-place finishes, Sims’ pole position and second place made the finale on Sunday his most successful Formula E race day.