8 May 2021, Monaco – Mahindra Racing’s Alex Lynn finished in the points for the team in today’s Monaco E-Prix, round 7 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. This year, the fourth time Formula E has visited Monaco, saw teams compete on the full circuit for the first time, a modified version of the historic Grand Prix track.

In a highly competitive qualifying session around the tight and twisty circuit, Lynn and Alexander Sims qualified in 9th and 11th respectively, with the top 12 drivers separated by just half a second in group qualifying.

In a race in which overtaking was expected to be difficult, Lynn gained a position at the start up to eighth, ran as high as seventh, and then battled in the top ten throughout. In a relatively processional E-Prix, he crossed the line in ninth to collect two championship points. Unfortunately for Sims, he got hit from behind at the hairpin on the first lap and sent into the barriers, causing damage to the right-hand side of the M7Electro and forcing him into retirement.

Reigning Formula E Champion, DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix Da Costa won the Monaco E-Prix. Rounds 8 and 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place in Puebla, Mexico on 19-20 June.

“It was a pretty crazy race; within the top ten there was a lot of jostling for position, but we were all going around in circles with each other. The race as a whole was a good spectacle and it was great for Formula E to race on the full track here at Monaco. I think the season so far has gone pretty well. As a team, we’re on almost the same amount of points than all of last season, so we are growing and improving. We have a brand new powertrain, which is fast and efficient, and there’s been a lot of changes, so I feel pretty proud because there’s been some good highlights and also moments that we’ve learnt from, but we’ve been looking quite strong all season.”

#94 Alex Lynn

“The day was pretty challenging as I didn’t get many laps in practice and, having not been here before, it was quite a struggle. Through a sensible and solid qualifying lap we were able to get back into the race day. Unfortunately then it was over pretty much before it started. Half way round the first lap Wehrlein hit me at the hairpin then drove over my sidepod and massively damaged my car. The car felt really nice in qualifying so I think had we had better preparation we had a reasonably good chance of getting into Super Pole in a tight field. I think we’ve shown already this season our race pace is good so hopefully we can get back up there in Mexico.”

#29 Alexander Sims

“We always knew qualifying would be really important here in Monaco with it being very difficult to overtake and, in an exceptionally competitive session, we achieved a solid result. With Alex we were able to maintain position and collect some important championship points and it’s important that we continue the momentum we have been building. It is frustrating that Alexander was taken out on the first lap by someone else’s mistake. We will now use the five week gap to regroup and look forward to getting back on track in Mexico and getting results for both cars.”

Dilbagh Gill