BMW I Andretti Motorsport endured a disappointing Berlin ePrix race four at Templehof Airport on Sunday.
Maximilian Gunther who took victory here on Saturday endured a disappointing race on Sunday, having started the from 21st place he was forced to retire from the race following contact on the opening lap of the race.
BMW I Andretti Motorsport Team Principal Roger Griffiths commented following the race saying:
How things can change within the space of 24 hours. We were all on a high after our win yesterday, but today was hugely disappointing, firstly due to Maximilian Günther’s accident. Before that he was unable to take his good pace from the practice session, in which he finished second, with him into qualifying. Alexander Sims was unable to find a real rhythm throughout the entire day and had difficulties moving up out of the middle of the field in the race. We have two days off now. We need to use them to repair Maximilian’s car and to understand how we can win one day and not have the pace for the leading positions the next.
Alexander Sims started the race from 16th place and came home in 13th place and speaking following the race the Englishman said:
It was a difficult day. I had problems with the brakes in the practice session and was unable to drive any representative laps. That meant I had to go into qualifying without the optimum preparation. Despite that my lap felt good given the circumstances so I was disappointed with 16th place. Then in the race I didn’t have the necessary pace to move my way far up the field. Overall we need to understand why we can’t show what we delivered earlier on in the season here in Berlin. We still have two races to do that. We have a good team and will give everything to finish the season on a high