20 May 2019 – In the week that Mahindra Racing marks turning five years old since its launch, the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship continues this Saturday, 25 May, with the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium, for the fifth consecutive year. Two weeks after Mahindra Racing showed its blistering race pace on the historic streets of Monaco, the squad returns to Germany for round ten of season five and Pascal Wehrlein’s home race, as well as the venue of Jérôme D’Ambrosio’s Berlin race win in season one.

Fresh from Pascal’s fourth Super Pole appearance last time out in Monaco, the German-Mauritian driver is back and ready to race at his home E-Prix in his winning Driven by Design race suit. Back in March, Mahindra Racing ran its second design competition of the season on its social media channels; to create a race suit for Pascal ahead of the Berlin race. The #94 M5Electro driver handpicked the winning design by Alex Ware himself, which he will wear when we go green in Germany later this week and present to the designer, who will be a special guest of the team in Berlin.

The bespoke circuit on the apron section of Tempelhof Airport has fond memories for Jérôme D’Ambrosio who won the inaugural race on the streets of Germany to secure his first Formula E win. Following in Jérôme’s footsteps, Mahindra Racing took its first victory and double podium in season three with Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld at Tempelhof.

Mahindra Racing is currently fourth in the team championship with Jérôme D’Ambrosio in seventh and Pascal Wehrlein in twelfth position for the driver’s battle.

The Mahindra Racing #64 and #94 M5Electro cars will go wheel-to-wheel racing with the rest of the Formula E grid on the 2.375km, 10-corner track on Saturday 25 May 2019 at 13:04hrs local time.

“I like the Berlin track and I think there will be a lot of action on race day. It will be interesting to see how the new race weekend format will work with having both practice sessions on Friday, particularly as we head straight into qualifying on Saturday. I really want to get back in the points and, for the first time in season five, I will be looking to maximise the opportunities that qualifying in Group 2 brings. The unpredictability this year in Formula E means anything can happen; our focus will be getting the best performance possible out of the car on race day.”

Jérôme D'Ambrosio

“It feels like everything is going in the right direction for the remaining races. We’ve been in Super Pole the last two races and started from the front row in Monaco, so we’ve found the right tools again on the car to be able to fight at the top. Berlin seems like a difficult track because it’s quite bumpy and on an old airfield, so the grip won’t be high. This race is going to special to me with it being home and I know it has special memories for Mahindra Racing so hopefully we’ll be able to create a great weekend together.”

Pascal Wehrlein

“We celebrate five years at Mahindra Racing this week and I can think of nowhere more special to celebrate than Berlin, which is a special place for us; the team and Jérôme all hold fond memories of the Tempelhof track and we scored our first race victory there. With it also being Pascal’s home E-Prix, I am sure that there will be an extra-special boost from the grandstands. There are not many races left on the season five calendar, but we have been working hard to ensure we are fighting at the front again in the remaining rounds.”

Dilbagh Gill