15 Oct 19
BMW i Andretti Motorsport goes into its second campaign of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as a full works team with Max Guenther and Alex Sims.
BMW has been a mainstay of Formula E since the championship's inception. Alongside providing the entire fleet of safety and officials cars, the German car giant became a full manufacturer works team ahead of the 2018/19 season, when it partnered up with Andretti Autosport.
BMW provided the Andretti outfit with technical assistance during the 2017/18 season, where Antonio Felix da Costa secured the team's best result of a sixth-place finish in the first race of the season in Hong Kong. Despite the promising start, the team went on to finish last overall in the championship with just 24 points. Becoming a full manufacturer team ahead of the 2018/19 season, the team fielded da Costa and newcomer Alex Sims behind the wheel of its Gen2 challenger, the BMW iFE.18.
The team and car made its debut appearance in pre-season testing in Valencia ahead of the opening race of the 2018/19 season with drivers Antonio de Felix Costa and Alexander Sims behind the wheel.
Rounding off its first campaign as a works team with a fifth place finish, the team signed former Dragon driver Max Guenther for the 2019/20 season while retaining Alex Sims for a second season.