Andretti Formula E Team ready to take on Zurich E-Prix

At the upcoming Formula E Championship round in Zurich, the MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team will once again break new ground. For the first time for 63 years, Switzerland will play host to a circuit race, the spectacular Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix. This is also the home event of Julius Baer, global partner of Formula E and strategic partner of BMW, and also represents the final European race of the season.

As official Vehicle Partner of the Series, BMW once again provides the BMW i fleet, spearheaded by the new BMW i8 Coupé. The i8 Coupe is modified with BMW M components. As well as the BMW i8 Coupé, the BMW i fleet for Formula E also includes the new BMW i3s as “Medical Car” and “Race Director Car”, and the BMW X5 xDrive40e as “Rescue Car”.

Team drivers prepare to grind it out at the Swiss Metropolis

An extremely demanding circuit awaits drivers António Félix da Costa and Stéphane Sarrazin in the Swiss metropolis. The 2.46-kilometre track takes them along the banks of the lake and through the banking quarter and city center. Eleven varied corners – from the hairpin and 90-degree corners to a chicane, make the course a real challenge. The Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix begins on Sunday in the evening. “This is another new track and new country for Formula E this season, which is always great to see and a new challenge. The track looks tricky – very twisty and tight, with two long straights, which will make it good for #racing. I’m looking forward to getting the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team back into the points as we reach the last part of the season,” said de Costa.

Sarrazin added, “I am really excited to go to my second race with the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team. I learned a lot in Berlin and we have done some good simulator sessions leading into Zurich. The track is more of a typical Formula E track, being very narrow and more tricky than Berlin. We will do our best and look to score points.”

Julius Baer has been a strategic partner of BMW in the fields of Formula E, golf and classic cars since 2016. The partnership is based on the shared values of visionary thinking and a focus on innovation built on strong tradition.

On a similar note, the Formula E finale will take place on 14 – 15 July in the City that Never Sleeps, New York City.