Mahindra Racing head to São Paulo for round six of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Mumbai / Banbury, March 20, 2023: Mahindra Racing is preparing for round six of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at another brand-new location for Season 9 – Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The team travels to Brazil for Lucas Di Grassi’s home race – an event he has been highly involved in bringing to his home country since the start of the championship almost 10 years ago.
Mahindra Racing is looking to bounce back, with the team now more focused than ever on getting strong results with both Lucas and Oliver Rowland. Both drivers enjoyed successful events at the season opener in Mexico and the team’s home race in India.
Proud to be racing on home turf, Lucas Di Grassi said: “I’m super excited for my home race. It’s been 10 years of work to get here. Finally being able to race at home is a huge honour, in front of my friends, my supporters and my family in the place I grew up, and in front of the Brazilian fans. I don’t think Formula E is known enough in Brazil and this race will definitely help that. From the team side, we are going to fight as hard as we can to get a good result and try to get back to the same level of performance that we had at the start of the season. We are going to work extra hard to make it happen.”
Looking forward to getting back on track, Oliver Rowland said: “This week we’re racing at another new track, which always presents a bit of a challenge. It looks quite tight and twisty, which will add an exciting element. We will be looking to bounce back, and we will be strong and fully focused after having a good rest since leaving South Africa. It’s obviously Lucas’ home race too so we will be looking to get some strong results for the team.”
Ahead of round six, the team’s CEO, Frederic Bertrand, said: “We were, of course, not happy with how the events of Cape Town turned out, but the team have fully pulled together and are now ready to bounce back stronger than ever in Sao Paulo. We are aiming to put on a fantastic show for Lucas and his home fans as we know how hard he has worked to get this Formula E race to Brazil. Both he and Oliver have had strong showings in the early part of the season. The aim is to now get back to that with both cars scoring strong points to finish the first part of the season well, giving us the momentum as we head to Europe in April.”
The Sao Paulo E-Prix begins at 14:00 local time on Saturday 25th March (17:00 GMT, 22:30 IST).
Mahindra Racing has a strong set of partners, including Official Powertrain Partner ZF and e-fluids partner Shell. Maurice Lacroix, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, continues as the Official Timekeeper.