BMW unveils iFE.18 and Season 5 driver line-up
BMW i Andretti Motorsport has unveiled its contender for the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship – season five – which will see the debut of the Gen2 car.
The German automobile giant, which has strengthened its partnership with Andretti Motorsport, presented its iFE.18 to the media on Friday with a striking white and blue livery, taken from BMW's iconic logo.
Its driver line-up was also confirmed, with António Félix da Costa joined by new team-mate Alexander Sims.
"I know Formula E really well and was always convinced that BMW would enter as a manufacturer one day. Now, to be part of this team is an incredible motivator," said da Costa.
Sims, who will make his Formula E debut this season, added: "Formula E has quickly become the place for top manufacturers and top drivers to meet. I am honoured to be entrusted with taking on this adventure in collaboration with BMW i Motorsport."
The team will continued to be led by Team Principal Roger Griffiths with full support from the Andretti Autosport team and owner Michael Andretti.
"I can’t wait to see BMW i Andretti Motorsport hit the race track in season five," commented Andretti. "I believe we have the right partners, drivers and personnel in place to compete at the very top level of Formula E.
“Everyone on both sides have been dedicated to the development of the new BMW iFE.18 and I look forward to seeing it in action. We’re entering not only a new era of Formula E, but of motorsport as a whole."