Final season, Audi was thought of one of the best FE bundle due to its effectivity and its crew received the championship by groups regardless of a nasty begin of the marketing campaign.
However after BMW overtook the check charts earlier than 2018/19 in October and was among the many quickest on the long-term common tempo, McNish, head of the Audi crew , selected the builder as favourite for the season from Advert Diriyah E-Prix.
"BMW is at the moment the one we’re taking a look at and these are those we will likely be pursuing primarily," McNish advised Motorsport.com.
"You get a picture [from testing] of the principle runners and runners we all know and hope to see robust, with in all probability the one who jumped to the highest of the pile being BMW."
McNish additionally believes that DS Techeetah ought to once more be thought of a favourite earlier than the brand new season, together with his personal crew on the premise of lengthy runs made in Valencia.
Techeetah received the title of the season with 4 drivers with Jean-Eric Vergne and have become the DS Vehicles workshop crew for 2018/19 after utilizing the Renault buyer's powertrains over the course of two years. final seasons.
"DS Techeetah is nice," McNish mentioned. "It's a undeniable fact that within the race we’re each as much as it."
McNish added that he was shocked by the progress made in testing completed by the brand new buyer of the powertrain of Audi, Virgin Racing, who had left the DS. energy on the finish of final season.
"Virgin is healthier off with the brand new automobile," he mentioned. "It's very complicated in a variety of methods they usually've labored with a unique system. I feel they are going to be there quickly.
Robin Frijns, Envision Virgin Racing, Audi e-tron FE05
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