• Pascal Wehrlein wins Round 7 of the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge for Mahindra Racing and reclaims the lead in Drivers’ standings
• Secures second Julius Baer Pole Position and third win in the Esports series
• Mahindra Racing takes back top spot in the Team’s Championship battle
• Lucas Müller qualified in pole position and wins the Challenge Grid race

SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2020 – The penultimate round of the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge saw Pascal Wehrlein and Jerome D’Ambrosio take to the virtual streets of the New York City E-Prix circuit with Mahindra Racing taking back the lead in both the driver and team’s championship battles.

Pascal qualified his #94 M6Electro on the front row of the grid to claim his second Julius Baer pole position of the series. The bonus point for claiming the top grid spot meant he was on equal points in the drivers’ championship before lights out. He kept his lead from start to finish to take the checkered flag with a 3.6-second lead against second place Oliver Rowland in the Nissan e.dams car. Pascal’s win means he reclaims the lead in in the drivers’ championship battle ahead of the finale tomorrow.

Jerome qualified on row 12. There was action at lights out heading into the first corner, and with the ‘Race Royale’ format the #64 car was classified in 23rd position.

Mahindra Racing’s Challenge Grid driver Lucas Müller also tasted success with his second win of the series, taking a lights to flag victory from pole position. Today’s result moves him up to second in the Driver’s Challenge Championship with just one more race to go.

Pascal is first in the Drivers’ Championship with a 14-point lead heading into the final round on Sunday 7 June 2020. Mahindra Racing tops the Teams’ Championship, eight points ahead of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E team.

For the final race of the series, Mahindra Racing’s Sam Dejonghe will drive the #64 M6Electro on the Berlin E-Prix circuit in Tempelhof.

“It was a good race. It was actually one of the most difficult races of the series because I made a mistake at the start. I didn’t see the lights go out because of the halo and I tried to switch the camera position, but I couldn’t change it back, so I did the entire race with the wrong camera. I was very happy that I had a small gap I could manage otherwise it might have been a different race result. There’s still everything to play for tomorrow with double points on offer and I’m looking forward to the battle for the championship title.”

Pascal Wehrlein

“Today has been a very good day for Mahindra Racing, dominating in both the Challenge and Driver Grids with two pole position secured alongside two wins. We couldn’t have asked for more, but we must not get complacent. Tomorrow we need to be focused to take both the Team and Drivers’ Championships. I’m also asking as many of you as possible to tune in tomorrow for the Race at Home Challenge final, as not only will it be a fantastic culmination of the last six weeks of racing, we at Mahindra Racing have committed to plant a tree for every live viewer watching via the ABB Formula E Twitch channel.”

Dilbagh Gill