13 August 2020, Berlin, Germany – The 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship wrapped up this evening after ‘The Season Six Finale’, which saw six races take place in just nine days on three different circuit configurations. In the fiercely contested event, which saw teams racing against one another after a five month suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mahindra Racing fielded Jérôme D’Ambrosio and Alex Lynn, the latter of which made his debut for the team.

Across the six races, Mahindra Racing was able to notch up five Super Pole appearances (three for Alex, two for Jérôme) and five points scoring results (three for Alex, two for Jérôme), including a fifth placed finish for Alex in Round 10, which marked the best result of his Formula E career.

Ahead of the event, Team Principal Dilbagh Gill tested positive for COVID-19. Team Manager David Clarke and Chief Engineer Toni Cuquerella deputised in the garage whilst Dilbagh had a direct communications link from his hotel room where he self-isolated for the duration of the event. All other team members received a negative result and Dilbagh has now been released from quarantine and is healthy and well.

At the end of an unprecedented and challenging season, Mahindra Racing finished in ninth position in the teams’ championship with 49 points, leapfrogging Venturi Racing after round 10. Jérôme D’Ambrosio took 16th in the drivers’ standings with 19 points and Alex Lynn, with just six races contested this season, moved up to finish just behind his teammate in 17th with 16 points.

“It’s been a tough one for me. I picked up some really good points in two of the races but, unfortunately, we’ve struggled in the other races. It’s difficult to explain because to start with we were qualifying easily in the top ten and then that changed and then we’ve struggled with pace in the last few races. I’m happy that between Alex and I we scored some good points which enabled the team to move up a position in the championship and we fought hard. I’d like to say a big thanks to the whole team who have had to work extremely hard in tough conditions.”

Jérôme D'Ambrosio

“I want to say a huge thanks to the whole team. To prepare for and come into an event like this has been incredibly difficult for everyone; there’s been a lot of hours in the DIL, a lot of late nights and busy days and I hope that I’ve made it worth it with the points that we’ve managed to pick up while we’ve been here in Berlin. It’s been an intense couple of weeks but I’m leaving Berlin happy with what we’ve achieved here. It was nice to keep a TECHEETAH behind in the last race today! We finished on a high.”

Alex Lynn

“Overall, I think it’s obvious to say that this season hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to. Of course, we have also had an incredibly strange and disrupted year and I’m grateful that the team and their loved ones are healthy, and they have been incredibly resilient and versatile in the way we have needed to adapt to new working conditions in recent months. Formula E have done a spectacular job to make this event happen so that we could finish the season. Our focus now turns fully to Season 7, where I am confident we will see a return to winning ways as the championship takes on World Championship status.”

Dilbagh Gill