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Works BMW driver Canadian Bruno Spengler tests BMW Motorsport BMW iFE.18

IN 2019, ALONG WITH HIS DRIVING DUTIES IN THE DTM SERIES AND A PARTICIPATION IN FIA WEC 1000 MILES OF SEBRING IN MARCH, BRUNO IS ALSO TEST AND RESERVE DRIVER FOR BMW i Andretti Motorsport

Following the Marrakesh E-Prix, in Morocco, BMW i Andretti Motorsport completed testing of the BMW iFE.18. Bruno, along with driver Marco Wittmann, took turns at the wheel as part of the official rookie test for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

This was Wittmann’s first appearance at the wheel of the fully-electric BMW iFE.18. He was pleased with his debut, saying: “My first test in the BMW iFE.18 was really interesting. I was surprised at how much the driver has to do in the cockpit. Just getting in and driving – it doesn’t work like that. Formula E presents you with completely different challenges to conventional motorsport classes such as the DTM. That’s why you can’t, and shouldn’t, compare the two platforms to one another. Formula E and the DTM are two different worlds – but both are appealing in their own way.” Spengler, who already has a few appearances for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team under his belt and is the official replacement and test driver for this season, commented: “After having completed some test drives during development of the BMW iFE.18, it was very nice to drive the car again on a proper Formula E track. I last appeared in the BMW iFE.18 a few months ago, so I had to get used to it again to start with, but I was back in the groove after a few laps and it was great fun.”

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