ALEXANDER SIMS

A highly-experienced single-seater and sports car driver, Alexander Sims joins Mahindra Racing ahead of Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

Sims has been involved in Formula E since the series’ inception in 2014, initially testing cars before securing a race seat in Season Five. His highlights in his first season were a pole position and second place finish in New York. Sims had an impressive start to his second season, taking pole positions for both races of the opening round in Saudi Arabia and taking his maiden win in race two. It also made him the first driver to take three consecutive pole positions in Formula E.

The British driver began his career in motorsport aged ten, competing in karts. He won numerous national and British titles, including three Kartmasters British Grands Prix. He made the move to single seater cars in 2008, racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 UK, and came second in the Championship. This same year saw him win the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.

A highly successful single-seater career followed with highlights including five podium finishes in the 2013 FIA European F3 Championship. Sims also made the move into sports cars and proved to be equally quick, coming second in the 2015 British GT Championship, winning the Total 24 Hours of Spa in 2016, finishing second in the 2017 ADAC Zurich 24 Hour Race at the Nürburgring, and securing victories in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

2018 saw him make the move to Formula E where he has once again demonstrated his versatility as a racing driver.

FIRST E-PRIX

2018 Ad Diriyah E-Prix

BEST RESULT

Won the 2019 Diriyah E-Prix

INTERESTS

Family, DIY, Gardening

FORMULA E STATS

1

WINS

2

PODIUMS

3

POLES

1

FASTEST LAPS

TIMELINE

2021

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Mahindra Racing

2020

ABB FIA Formula E Championship with BMW i Andretti Motorsport

Winner of the Nürburgring 24 Hours with Rowe Racing

2019

ABB FIA Formula E Championship with BMW i Andretti Motorsport

2018

ABB FIA Formula E Championship with BMW i Andretti Motorsport 

6th in GTLM Class of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with BMW Team RLL

2nd place in the Total 24 Hours of Spa with Rowe Racing

2017

2nd in GTLM Class of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with BMW Team RLL

2nd in the Nürburgring 24 Hours with Rowe Racing

2016

Winner of the Total 24 Hours of Spa with Rowe Racing

4th in Blancpain GT Endurance Cup with Rowe Racing

2015

3rd in Macau GP with Double R

2nd in British GT Championship with Barwell Motorsport

2014

3rd in British GT with Barwell Motorsport

2013

5 podiums in FIA European F3 Championship

3 podiums from 8 GP3 starts with Carlin

4th in Macau GP with T-Sport

2012

1 win from 3 starts in F3 Euro Series with T-Sport

2011

6th in GP3 with Status Grand Prix

1 win from 3 starts in British F3 with Motorpark

2010

4th in F3 Euro Series with ART Grand Prix

1 win from 6 starts in British F3 with ART Grand Prix

2009

4th in F3 Euro Series with Mücke Motorsport (2nd place Rookie)

2008

2nd in Formula Renault UK with Manor Competition

Winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award

98–06

Numerous national and British karting titles, the Monaco Kart Grand Prix, the Parma Industrials Championship and three British Grands Prix