9-10 April 2022, Rome, Italy

Round 04

– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 15 / Race – 12 / Points – 0
– Oliver Rowland: Qualifying – 10 / Race – DNF / Points – 0

Round 05

– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 19 / Race – DNF / Points – 0
– Oliver Rowland: Qualifying – 15 / Race – DNF / Points – 0

In the first of the season’s ABB FIA Formula E rounds held on the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR in Rome, Alexander Sims (GBR) came closest to the points after his Mahindra M8Electro crossed the line in P12. After a top ten qualifying result, Oliver Rowland (GBR) was forced to retire his car following damage caused by an early incident.

The following day, the team was struck with double disaster, as both cars failed to finish the race. While Oliver lost power, Alexander had a race-ending incident while climbing towards the points.

Season 8

– Mahindra Racing: 10th / 4 Points
– Oliver Rowland: 16th / 4 Points
– Alexander Sims: 20th / 0 Points

Season 8 stats

– Wins: 0
– Podiums: 0
– Pole Positions: 0
– Duel Appearances: 2
– Fastest Laps: 0

“Unfortunately it’s been a tough weekend. In qualifying we struggled to dial-in the car and find confidence in it. The races were better, but after showing promise we still didn’t get into the points on Saturday. On the Sunday, we were doing quite well and climbing towards the top-ten but, when battling for position, ended up with damage. We’ll regroup and try again in Monaco.”

#29 Alexander Sims

“It was a disappointing weekend. While we really struggled in qualifying, the performance in the races was actually decent. However, yesterday I got caught up in an incident and ended up retiring, and today we lost drive and our race ended early once again. We need to comeback stronger in Monaco.”

#30 Oliver Rowland

“This was our poorest showing in recent years, which is a shame because a lot of hard work went into the preparation. We under achieved partly because we were chasing our own car all weekend and partly due to some bad luck. But we all know you can place yourself outside of the unlucky zone by qualifying inside the top eight.”

Dilbagh Gill