BMW i Andretti are all set for season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E world championship which gets underway this weekend in Saudi Arabia with a night race with Diriayah ePrix and speaking ahead of the race, Team Principal of BMW i Andretti Motorsport Roger Griffths commented saying:
The Diriyah track has proved to be a strong venue for the team, with two wins in three races and three pole positions there. Once again we come off a strong test at Valencia, with Maximillian Günther fastest overall. We also have a new driver with the team, Jake Dennis. From what we have seen in testing, we have high hopes for his potential. Diriyah will be the first night race ever held by Formula E and based on what we have seen in the past from the organisers we expect it to be memorable event. The sporting regulations have been reasonably stable compared to previous seasons, so it is really a case for the whole team to optimise all that we do. We concluded Season 6 with a taste of unfinished business for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team, finishing with three wins but only in 5th place in the championship. The sights are set much higher though for the first season of the new World Championship.
Jake Dennis commented saying:
What a place to start my Formula E career. The night races will be very special for me. From what I have seen on videos and in the simulator, the circuit is fantastic. I am really looking forward to getting going. We have prepared meticulously and feel very well-equipped for the start of the season. The excitement levels are rising.
Maximilian Gunther commented on the upcoming season saying:
I can hardly wait for the start of the season in Diriyah. We have prepared very well and made really good use of the additional weeks, which we have had as a result of the postponement of the races in Santiago, which were scheduled for January. I really like the circuit in Diriyah, it is very varied and challenging. Plus, we are holding our first two Formula E night races here this year – a real highlight to kick off the season