MAHINDRA RACING GEARED UP FOR SAUDIA AD DIRIYAH EPRIX
Mahindra Racing will get its 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship campaign underway next weekend as Jérôme D’Ambrosio and Felix Rosenqvist take to the track for the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix, which takes place on Saturday 15 December in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The opening race is a brand new venue for Formula E and the championship’s first visit to the Middle East. The E-Prix will take place on a newly designed 21-turn, 2.495km street circuit snaking around the UNESCO heritage site on the outskirts of Riyadh. Ad Diriyah was the Kingdom’s first capital in 1744 and will now be the location for the historic moment of all-electric street racing taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time and the race debut of the Gen2 Formula E cars. New for Season 5, the next generation cars will last the duration of the race – 45 minutes + 1 lap – rather than needing to swap cars at the midway point.
Lining up in the two M5Electro’s for their inaugural race run will be Jérôme D’Ambrosio and Felix Rosenqvist. With the Belgian and Swede in Mahindra Racing colours, the team begins the season fielding two drivers who have five race wins between them and a combined experience of seven Formula E seasons.