BMWCCA Laps Formula E Long Beach Track In BMW i3 – Video


BMW i3 On Long Beach Track

BMW i3 On Long Beach Track

BMW Car Club of America “got the chance to hop in the passenger seat of a BMW i3 at the FIA Formula E Long Beach ePrix and take a lap of the famous city circuit.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t a “hot lap,” but it does provides us with a decent look at the circuit that Formula E raced on in early April.

Long Beach track description:

The track uses a modified configuration of the iconic Long Beach street circuit in South California, which is the longest running in the US, beginning in 1975 and hosting Formula One from 1976 to 1983 before staging annual CART, Champ Car and IndyCar races. At 2.1km and featuring seven turns, the Formula E cars will use the same iconic start/finish line adjacent to the Marina before heading off in a clockwise direction past the Rainbow Lagoon. They will then turn right onto South Pine Avenue before re-joining with the more familiar track configuration. The cars will then pass around the grounds of the Convention Centre before a final right-hand hairpin brings them back across the start/finish line to complete the lap.

Source: BMWCCA

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They had multiple hot laps of the i3 and the i8. A couple of the i3 hot laps were really aggressive, very fast and screeching the tires around the corners, same with the i8. However the Rimac they drove that around the track like an old grandma was driving it, barely even pushing it. I am guessing it went no more than 60 mph. I could have beat the Rimac with our Leaf at the speeds they were going. Maybe they were scared because it is a one-of-a-kind prototype.