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Modified BMW i8 Leads the Formula E in Mexico!

I'm in Mexico City with Formula E! My day gets started at the circuit with a hot lap on board a heavily modified BMW i8 Safety Car before taking in the entire day and experience attending a dramatic race in the sunshine.

Almost immediately upon arrival, it's into the BMW i8 Safety Car with Bruno Correia to get a feel for the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. It's no standard i8 given it features a fixed carbon fibre wing, replacement rear deck cover, fixed cage and harnesses inside, and upgraded suspension components with a tighter steering ratio - but certainly quite fun on the tight twisty circuit found in the centre of Mexico City.

The day itself then gets fully into swing with the first stop being a visit into the pit garages to catch up with Daniel Abt. Next it's over to the E-Race and taking part in a Real Racing 3 e-sports race alongside Formula E drivers including Felipe Massa! Then heading to the Emotion club we can see the cars lining up on the grid before going for the grid walk to take a better look up close. When the race gets underway, the drama quickly starts and I certainly wasn't expecting to see quite so much intriguing racing with a red flag, and change in the leader on the final corner of the race before Lucas di Grassi takes the chequered flag.

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Thanks for watching, Tim


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added on 17 Feb. 2019

Make: BMW


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