MAHINDRA RACING GOING FOR FORMULA E GOLD IN THE CITY OF LIGHT
15 May 2017, Donington Park: Mahindra Racing returns to Paris on Saturday for the sixth round of the 2016-17 FIA Formula E Championship.
The Paris ePrix proved a happy hunting ground for the team during the inaugural race in 2016, with both Mahindra Racing drivers picking up points and Nick Heidfeld setting the fastest lap of the race.
This year the team heads to the circuit with a stronger package in the form of the M3Electro and with renewed hopes of another strong finish as we reach the mid-way point of the season. Paris will be the last of the single event races before Formula E tackles double-headers in Berlin, New York and Montreal.
The Circuit des Invalides is the second shortest circuit on the Formula E calendar at 1.9km in length – only Monaco measures shorter. Last year was also one of the coldest ePrixs ever held, which presented a new set of challenges for teams. Getting the tyres up to temperature will remain a key issue for all teams, and there remains a high chance of rain during the course of the day.
This is the first time in Formula E history to feature back-to-back events, and provides the team the opportunity to maximise results by building on the momentum from the Monaco ePrix, where Nick Heidfeld pulled off a stunning move at the start and finished third and Felix Rosenqvist brought home more points in sixth.
Nick Heidfeld now lies sixth in the drivers’ standings and will be aiming for back-to-back podiums, while teammate Felix Rosenqvist sits four points behind in seventh place and will be mounting his own challenge for his second podium of the season.