MAHINDRA RACING DIRIYAH E-PRIX PREVIEW: SEASON 7 IS GO IN DIRIYAH
• The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to get underway next weekend in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
• Diriyah opener to see the first ever Formula E night races held in a thrilling double-header
• Alexander Sims and Alex Lynn form line up as Mahindra Racing takes on the first ever World Championship season in the brand new M7Electro, powered by ZF and Shell
19 February 2021, Banbury, UK – The 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship kicks off next week with a double-header race in Saudi Arabia. The momentous event sees Formula E take on official FIA World Championship status for the first time (the only other single-seater championship than Formula 1) and will also be the series’ first ever night race.
Mahindra Racing’s new Season 7 driver line-up consists of Alexander Sims and Alex Lynn. Sims, last year’s Diriyah E-Prix winner, will drive the #29 Mahindra Racing M7Electro, ‘Simsulator’, with Lynn taking the reins of the #94 ‘Shakti’. The M7Electro has an all new powertrain from team partners ZF, and also purpose developed e-fluids and e-greases from Shell.
This year will mark the third year that Formula E has raced the Diriyah track, which weaves its way through the historic buildings and desert that form part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Racing in the dark is a first for the series and Formula E has ensured that the most sustainable energy processes will be used to light up the track. The latest low-power LED technology will reduce energy consumption by up to 50 per cent.
Rounds 1 and 2 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 February, with both Diriyah E-Prix beginning at 8pm local time.