FOURTH IN NEW YORK
17 July 2022, New York, USA
– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 6 / Race – 14 / Points – 0
– Oliver Rowland: Qualifying – 12 / Race – 13 / Points – 0
– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 2 / Race – 4 / Points – 12
– Oliver Rowland: Qualifying – 14 / Race – 14 / Points – 0
The #29 M8Electro of Alexander Sims finished in fourth place in the 12th round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship following a front row qualifying and a 45-minute-long podium position battle. The result came in the second of two races in the Brooklyn area of the city and secured 12 points for Mahindra Racing.
On Saturday, in round 11 of the series, Sims started well when he qualified inside the highly competitive Duels knock-out battles. Exiting the competition after the quarter finals, the Brit started the first race from sixth. Team-mate Oliver Rowland qualified twelfth. The exciting race ended early after a red flag for a multi-car incident in the rain, leaving the pair unable to battle for a points position.
Sunday proved more fruitful for the team, when Sims qualified in third place in the Duels. A penalty for the pole-sitter then promoted #29 M8Electro powered by ZF to the front row, for what went on to be one of the most exhilarating races this season. Despite some impressive driving, the podium was just out of reach and the team celebrated fourth place. Oliver Rowland’s #30 M8Electro was tapped by a competitor early on and sent into a spin. He struggled to regain his positions and had to settle for 14th.
– Mahindra Racing: 8th / 25 Points
– Oliver Rowland: 16th / 11 Points
– Alexander Sims: 15th / 14 Points
Season 8 stats
– Wins: 0
– Podiums: 0
– Pole Positions: 0
– Duel Appearances: 5
– Fastest Laps: 0