“I am delighted to be here in Santiago to attend the reveal of the latest BMW i8, the Qualcomm Safety Car for the electric street racing series,“ said Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of ABB FIA Formula E Championship. “When we first started Formula E, many people said that this series would not have a future. BMW was amongst the first who opened its doors and believed in our championship. Ever since the very first race in 2014, the Qualcomm Safety Car has sat proudly at the front of the grid.”
“Thank you to BMW i for bringing such a great livery on my new Safety Car,” said Bruno Correira, official Safety Car driver. “The new seats and the roll bar make the new car a little bit lighter than the old one. The performance and the size of the battery have been increased. All in all driving the car is great fun.”
Alongside the BMW i8 Coupé, is the new BMW i3s Medical Car and Race Director Car, and the BMW X5 xDrive40e Rescue Car which are part of the BMW i fleet in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The next race in the series takes place in Mexico City on March 3rd.