14 September 2020, United Kingdom

As the start of Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship approaches, Mahindra Racing is delighted to announce the appointment of Josef Holden as Performance Director. Josef will lead the team that maintains the race cars and delivers trackside performance.

Prior to joining Mahindra Racing, Josef excelled as leader of the Strategy and Power Unit Tools Group at Mercedes AMG High Performance for a number of years. Here, he collaboratively helped to achieve the most successful chain of double F1 World Championship titles on record. Josef’s extensive experience in motorsport, including trackside work in Formula Renault 3.5, time with the Marussia F1 Team and race engineer work with a roster of talented drivers, brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to his new role.

Concurrently, Toni Cuquerella moves from his role as Chief Engineer to Senior Consultant and will initially work closely with Josef before moving onto special projects.

DILBAGH GILL, TEAM PRINCIPAL: “We are delighted to have Josef joining the team as Performance Director. His experience will prove invaluable as we look forward to building on the many positives of last season and taking the team back to where it belongs; to the front of the grid. We are also excited about Toni’s new role. His contribution and leadership to date at Mahindra Racing has been immense and we’re eagerly awaiting the moment when we can talk about some of the programmes he’ll be working on.”

JOSEF HOLDEN, PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR: “Throughout my career I have striven to pursue innovative ways to exploit data and engineering principles to push power unit performance boundaries with the ultimate goal: to win. The next chapter for me is to continue this pursuit with Mahindra Racing. Technology is forever marching forward and I strongly believe that Formula E leads the charge for the future of pioneering, high-performance motorsport. I look forward to working with the team and building upon the legacy that Mahindra Racing has already forged within Formula E.”