• Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to take place in Valencia, Spain
• The first time the all-electric street racing series has raced at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo

19 April 2021, Banbury, UK – Just two weeks after a fantastic return to the podium for Mahindra Racing, the team will be back in action for rounds five and six of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as the series moves to Valencia, Spain.

In a departure from the usual city street locations, the races in Valencia will see the competition take place on a 3.376km, 15-turn modified version of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The circuit has been the official pre-season test location for several seasons, but the event this month will see it used a race venue for the first time in Formula E.

Alexander Sims, who finished last time out in Rome on the podium in second, will drive the #29 ‘Simsulator’ while Alex Lynn, who topped the timesheets on the second day of testing at the Valencia track in November, will be at the wheel of the #94 ‘Shakti’ M7 Electro.

Round 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place on Saturday 24 April at 3pm local time, with Round 6 beginning at the earlier time of 2pm on Sunday 25 April.

“Valencia is a very different track to the last one we had in Rome. That was a full on street circuit, whereas this is a permanent race circuit that has been adjusted slightly to work for Formula E. It’s a lot smoother with longer straights and should be pretty challenging on energy. There’s lots of regen zones and coasting and not too much mechanical braking, although I think we’ll see slipstreaming coming into play here. I hope we can continue the form we showed in Rome and get another good result.”

#29 Alexander Sims

“I’m excited about Valencia. It’s totally different to what Formula E has done before and I believe this is the first track this season that you’ll see that, if you haven’t got a good car, it will be difficult for you to do well. For us this race is going to be about putting the whole day together. I think the track could suit us nicely and we’ve been working a lot on efficiency so this race is going to be about putting the whole day together. We know we have strong race pace, we have an efficient car and now we need to maximise it.

#94 Alex Lynn

“We now have four races under our belt this season and we have been encouraged by consistent race pace performances. We know that we need to look at our one lap qualifying pace and that’s something that we’ve been analysing and working on since we returned from Rome. We’re confident in the package that we have this season and our objective for Valencia is to put all the pieces together and get both cars the results that this team deserves.”

Dilbagh Gill