• Monaco is the next stop of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
• Round 7 to take place on a brand new, longer circuit configuration – an adaption of the Formula 1 circuit

4 May 2021, Banbury, UK – Fresh from its recent podiums in Rome and Valencia, Mahindra Racing will be back in action again this weekend for round 7 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on the hallowed racing streets of Monaco. Alexander Sims and Alex Lynn will drive the #29 and #94 M7Electros respectively for the Indian marque.

This season will see the fourth edition of the Monaco E-Prix, with the event in the Principality taking place every other year. In the second edition, Mahindra Racing’s Nick Heidfeld finished on the podium in third, and last time out Pascal Wehrlein took the Fastest Lap accolade for the squad.

For the 2021 Monaco E-Prix, teams will be racing on a much longer circuit than has previously been used, with the series moving to an adapted version of the full Formula 1 circuit that weaves its way around the harbour and through the streets of arguably the most iconic racing circuit in the world. Alexander Sims has driven the shorter circuit in 2019, whilst Alex Lynn has both Formula E experience on the track from the same year, plus previous experience on the longer track from his GP2 Series years, with a fourth and fifth place finish to his name in his second year in the F1 feeder series.

Round 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place on Saturday 8 May at 4pm local time.

“Next up is the iconic race track of Monaco, and this time we will be racing the full track which is quite a statement for Formula E. As drivers in Formula E we know that this championship has extremely tough levels of competition, brilliant teams, top level drivers and manufacturers – but competing on the full Monaco track really does add to the credibility of Formula E as a championship. There are a lot of unique challenges for the Monaco track but perhaps the biggest challenge will be the elevation and the sequence of tight and twisty turns – 5, 6,7, 8, the hairpin – is pretty mad. My aim this season has to be to consistently score solid points at every race and of course bring home those podium finishes like I did in Rome!”

#29 Alexander Sims

“Monaco is a real challenge because it’s very technical, even as a street circuit. I really like the circuit and have got some good results there in the past; it’s that race that you want to win but, in the same token, it’s worth exactly the same amount of points as every other race, so you need to drive the race and not the occasion. One similarity we will have to F1 is that I don’t think overtaking will be that easy, so qualifying is going to be key. As a team we’re building on some good momentum and starting to get the maximum out of the package we have, as well as starting to build a winning mentality. We’ll be approaching one session at a time in Monaco and focusing on the job in hand.”

#94 Alex Lynn

“I think we’re all excited to go racing on the full track in Monaco. It’s absolutely iconic and to mix the heritage and history of the circuit with electric cars – our future – is a really cool mix. We head to Monaco after two double-headers in April which saw us achieve a podium in each, and it is our objective to continue to maximise the potential of the M7Electro with our new ZF powertrain and finish this run of races in a strong manner before we have a few weeks break until the race at a brand new venue in Mexico.”

Dilbagh Gill