BMW I Continue As Vehicle Partner To Formula E
The FIA Formula E Championship have confirmed that they have signed a multi-year contract extension which will see BMW a fleet of vehicles including the all-new model BMW i3 which will serve as the official medical car to the FIA Formula E Championship.
The futuristic BMW i8 will serve as the official safety car to the FIA Formula E and speaking about the new agreement, Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented saying:
It’s fantastic news that BMW i is extending its commitment as Official Vehicle Partner. Even when Formula E was just an idea and didn’t exist, we had BMW on board as a partner that believed in this project from the very beginning. It’s a legendary brand in the world of sports and in the car industry, and soon we’ll also have them in the pitlane trying to win. So, I can just say – welcome to the pitlane, and welcome again as a strong partner of Formula E.
Jorg Reimann, VP of BMW Brand Experience commented by saying:
It was almost a logical step for us to get involved in Formula E with BMW i in 2014 – and it’s just as logical to continue the partnership in the coming years. Formula E is breaking new ground in motorsport in many ways, just as BMW i does in terms of the mobility of the future, which is why the combination works really well. We’re particularly looking forward to seeing the BMW i3s on the track this season. It’s the sportiest BMW i3 there has ever been. This model clearly demonstrates how BMW i combines driving pleasure with premium character that is consistently geared towards sustainability.