BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car In Action – (w/video)


After two appearances in Asia, the drivers and teams of the FIA Formula E Championship were in South America recently.

The Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay marked the third round of the trend-setting race series for Formula vehicles with electric drive. BMW is the “Official Vehicle Partner” of the innovative championship and was in action once again in Uruguay, ensuring safety on the track with the BMW i8 Safety Car and the BMW i3 Medical Car.

Also, BMW DTM driver António Félix da Costa made another appearance for Team Amlin Aguri.

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However, a technical problem forced him to retire before the end of the race. Victory in the eventful Punta del Este ePrix, which saw the BMW i8 Safety Car take to the track a total of four times, went to Sébastien Buemi, ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr. and Lucas di Grassi.

BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car

BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car

Full race video below (BMW i8 Formula E safety car makes 4 appearances):

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3 responses to "BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car In Action – (w/video)"
  1. Sivad says:

    How odd to pick a safety vehicle that has an ICE for an all electric race.

    1. Hector says:

      I agree so much with you. I guess BMW offered more money, and as we know Tesla does not spend money in advertising.

      I hope at least they made an improvement in the car so it can run all the time in electric mode.

    2. John says:

      They use the i3 electric vehicle as a pace car, the i8 is the safety car.