It’s is not easy to believe that Formula E has already been present around for more than three years since it had its first race in 2014. BMW has been a support since then by supplying the races with i8 safety cars and i3 medical cars. BMW’s part should get a lot bigger, because for the 2018 season, the producer will finally have a participation as a factory race team.
Shown above, Simona De Silvestro in her Andretti Formula E Racing Team car at the Paris ePrix of 2016.
BMW Group said today via press release that it will satrt competing at the begining of the fifth season of Formula E
BMW Group said today via press release that it will satrt competing at the begining of the fifth season of Formula E. The producer has got the approval from the FIA, and the engineers in Munich are already making a powertrain Formula E. BMW will merge with Andretti Autosport to make a software and chassis technology.
BMW will join eight other producers including Jaguar, Renault, Penske Autosport, and NextEV in the ever-expanding series. At the moment, drivers must switch cars mid-race because of a limited battery range, but that should be mitigated for the 2018 season, just in time for arrival of BMW.