Formula E

BMW praise Sims after stunning drive in Mexico

1 Mins read
Credit: BMW

Alexander Sims has been praised by his team after he drove a brilliant race in Mexico City to finish in fifth place.

The BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver struggled with a dirty track in the first qualifying group meaning he lined up only eighteenth on the grid.

With his championship rivals qualifying far higher up the grid it looked as though Sims’ title challenge could take a severe hit, but he drove a brilliant race to stay in second place in the standings just one point behind the leader Mitch Evans.

It also meant that BMW stayed on top of the team’s championship, and afterwards his team boss Roger Griffiths praised the Brit for his ‘outstanding’ performance.

“After the poor qualifying result, we can be more than pleased with the fifth place for Alexander Sims,” Griffiths said.

“He gave an outstanding performance after starting the race so far back. Thanks to him, we have extended our lead in the team standings and we are very close to first place in the drivers’ championship.

“That is a very positive way to finish the weekend.”

Sims himself was delighted with the strong race pace he had in Mexico, and credited his end result to being able to save energy early on in the race.

“After this qualifying session, the race itself was a major challenge for us,” Sims commented. “However, we were able to save much more energy than our rivals in the first section of the race, which we were able to use later for the chase.

“I had a really strong car during the race. Overall, it is fantastic to finish a race day that had started in such a disappointing way with such a good result.”

679 posts

About author
Formula E writer for TCF since 2015-16 and fascinated by all things electric.
Related posts
Formula E

Venturi’s Susie Wolff: “To have both cars scoring points in every race is essential for us”

1 Mins read
Lucas di Grassi’s arrival at Venturi is down to the need for the team to have two cars regularly fighting at the front of the field, according to Team Principal Susie Wolff.
Formula E

Mortara, di Grassi to Form ROKIT Venturi Racing Line-up for Season Eight of Formula E

2 Mins read
ROKiT Venturi Racing have announced Lucas di Grassi as Edoardo Mortara’s new team-mate for season eight of Formula E.
Formula E

Mahindra Racing Confirm Rowland and Sims for Season Eight of Formula E

2 Mins read
Oliver Rowland has been confirmed as Alexander Sims’ new team-mate for the 2021-22 Formula E season, replacing Alex Lynn.