Electric racing returns to German streets this Saturday, 19th May, with the BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 4 will see BMW works driver António Félix da Costa (POR) joined at MS&AD Andretti Formula E by Stéphane Sarrazin (FRA). Both drivers will be aiming to return the Andretti ATEC-003 to points-paying positions at this unique event, held at Berlin Tempelhof airport.
Sarrazin will make his MS&AD Andretti Formula E debut in Germany, replacing Tom Blomqvist (GBR). The Briton will now focus on his GT programme with BMW M Motorsport. Sarrazin is no stranger to Formula E, and he will hope to use his experience to bring strong results for the American team.
Expectations ahead of the BMW i Berlin E-Prix.
António Félix da Costa (#28 Andretti ATEC-003):
“Berlin is an important race for us, being the home race of BMW. We are going to have a lot of important people there, and we are looking forward to building on the performance from qualifying in Paris. We want to get a little revenge for the unfinished business we had last race. The MS&AD Andretti Formula E team is very motivated, I’m very motivated, and we are looking forward to getting out there and going for it.”
Stéphane Sarrazin (#27 Andretti ATEC-003):
“I’m really excited to be back in Berlin. We did a great job in the simulator. This race will be tough for me, because I haven’t done a Formula E race since New York but I will give my best to the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team. The target is to score points! I also got to work for the first time with António Félix da Costa and it’s great to be with a top driver like him. We worked well together, and I’m sure that it will be the same on track.”