The Formula E will have a new team in 2018: BMW joins the competition

Although it has been linked to the team Andretti, which have collaborated by providing technical expertise, and in addition, the car doctor, and the safety car are of the bavarian manufacturer, in the season 2018/2019 Formula E, BMW will manage your own team.

This news is not we caught them unexpected, since was the past month of march when BMW got done with the participation as manufacturer for next season in this category of cars electric.

, BMW will absorb fully the team Andretti, the same with which Alonso took part in the 500 Miles of Indianapolis, to participate in the Formula E. This competition serves to, among other things, as a field of research and development in technologies for electrical power, which can be applied to the cars of street, for example, on the issue of the autonomy of the batteries.

“Andretti is the ideal partner for this challenge, since its name needs no introduction in the international competitions. Our cooperation is already working very well, and we hope to take the next steps together,” said Jens Marquardt, head of BMW Motorsport.

Since the BMW is a partner of the Andretti Formula E Team, so have only gone to the drawer of the podium once, with Robin Frinjs in Putrajaya, Malaysia, as the protagonist, in the second season of the team in the Formula E. In the season 2016/2017, which ended this weekend, his best position was a fifth place for Felix da Costa in Hong Kong.

“Formula E has had a great evolution as a championship race, and as a new project based on the technology, which is perfectly suited for the BMW Group and BMW Motorsport,” said Marquardt.

Another German brand that also participate with its own name will be Audi, which will absorb your time at the computer ABT Schaeffler. Also, in the season 2019/2020, is expected to be Mercedes the goal of full in this championship.

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