Andretti hoping for double points finishes in Berlin


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MS Amlin Andretti are hoping to continue their return to form by getting both cars in the points at this weekend’s Berlin ePrix.

The American team had gone five races without scoring before Robin Frijns grabbed sixth in Paris last month.

And with Berlin being the first double header of the season the Dutchman is hoping the team can get four points finishes this weekend.

Frijns said, “I really don’t know what to expect and it will be interesting to race here for the first time during a double-header.

“The weekend is going to be very busy with two races. Our aim is to be in the points with both cars, in both races and keep on doing what we did in Paris.”

His team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa is also looking to maximise the team’s points haul this weekend.

Although he doesn’t believe the track is ideally suited to their car, he has been buoyed by a strong simulator session beforehand.

Da Costa commented, “The track is a little bit different and it may not be ideal for our team setup but our simulator session went well and we will approach it with an open mind.

“With this being the first double-header of the season, there are a lot of points up for grabs and we will do our best to maximize the opportunity.”

ANDRETTI ANNOUNCE TIE-UP WITH HARMAN KARDON

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Andretti also announced that they had signed a deal with Harman Kardon that will see their logo appear on the car for the rest of the season.

The home and car audio manufacturer will be providing systems for the BMW i3 and i8 models, and will be the official headphone, speaker and audio partner of Andretti.

Speaking about the deal, team CEO Michael Andretti said “There is strong alignment between Harman Kardon, BMW i, and Andretti centred on performance and technology.

“The all-electric racing platform of Formula E provides a great opportunity for Harman Kardon to showcase its innovative products and engage with the tech-savvy fans of the series.”