• Mahindra Racing releases special podcast episode to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
• The squad continues to set the benchmarks in sustainability and remains the only Formula E team to achieve FIA Environmental Accreditation
• Mahindra Racing remains committed to making positive changes for the environment

22 April 2020 – Mahindra Racing today celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a special episode of the team’s podcast, Straight Torque. The ‘Fight today for a better future tomorrow’ instalment discusses plastic reduction on everyday household items, achievable sustainability tips in isolation and socially responsible initiatives that can have a positive impact on the environment and fight against climate change.

This episode of Straight Torque (Series 2, Episode 7) honours Earth Day with its special guest line-up.  Renowned ABB FIA Formula E Championship presenter Nicki Shields is joined by the team’s CEO and Team Principal Dilbagh Gill, Formula E Senior Sustainability Consultant Julia Palle and Non Plastic Beach Co-Founder Gareth Dean.

Mahindra Racing set the sustainability benchmark by becoming the first Formula E team, and only the second motorsport team worldwide, to achieve FIA Environmental Accreditation in November 2016. After an audit in 2019 the squad retained its two star rating and remains the only team in the world’s all-electric motor racing series to be recognised by the FIA’s environmental certification. Ahead of the 2019/20 season, Mahindra Racing continued to spearhead environmental campaigns with its Fanboost initiative; the plan to plant a tree for every vote the team’s drivers receive throughout the season.

Straight Torque was launched in January 2019 following the inaugural Diriyah E-Prix and has featured a number of special guests including Will Buxton, Manish Pandey and Paige Toon. It is available on all usual podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud and video versions for the second series are available on the team’s YouTube channel.

“Mahindra Racing is proud of the recognition it has achieved through its sustainability and environmental initiatives to date, and we always want to reach out to new audiences to educate and inform people of the some of the challenges we face on a global scale. As a team on the track and at home, we always ask ourselves what more we can do to help? That’s where our special Earth Day episode with Nicki, Julia and Gareth comes in. We’re using this day to try and inspire people to make small differences to their everyday routines; fight today for a better future tomorrow.”

Dilbagh Gill