BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver Maximillian Gunther scored the team’s best result of the season to date at the ABB FIA Formula E world championship Monaco ePrix in Monte Carlo on Saturday. Starting the race from fifth place on the grid, Gunther was able to maintain this position for the race and it is where he ended the event and speaking following the race he said:

“First of all P5 was a good start position for us. The race itself was very spectacular and very strategic. When do you take the ATTACK MODE, when do you use energy? Every overtaking move was right on the edge. At one point I was running in P3 but then after the ATTACK MODES I ended up in P5 fighting with Jean-Éric Vergne. He slightly touched me in turn 6 and then had the better run through the tunnel to overtake me. To sum it up, a bit of a shame to have missed the podium here, but we had a good race and scored good points. That was important for everybody. All in all it was a positive day in Monaco.”

Roger Griffiths (BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal commented saying:

“It was fantastic to be back here in Monaco and race on the full track. It’s been a day of mixed fortunes for our two drivers. Fifth place for Maximilian after P5 in qualifying is a very good result. It’s important for him to be back in the points and it’s also a good finish for the team. Unfortunately for Jake it wasn’t the strong result we had hoped for after such an impressive weekend in Valencia. We go into the six-week break now and look forward to continuing our progression up the standings.”

Jake Dennis (#27 BMW iFE.21, starting position: 14th place, race result: 17th commented saying:

“My race was a bit unfortunate. I was in the middle of the pack and there was a backlog into turn 7. As I got hit, the car flipped into reverse gear and I lost a lot of time. After that we managed the race and hoped for a safety car. It came out towards the end but it just wasn’t enough to gain a lot of positions. I think the biggest thing we can take away from here is that we learned the track in Monaco. The performance wasn’t that bad. It is what it is and we move on now.”

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