– ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Season 8
– Round 4 and 5 – Rome
– Saturday 9 April and Sunday 10 April 2022

Mahindra Racing in Rome – The Stats

– Race Starts: 4
– Podiums: 1
– Points Scoring Finishes: 3

“Rome is one of those proper Formula E street circuits with its bumps and rough surfaces. When you combine this with its highspeed corners and elevation changes you’re on a Macau or Monaco level of driving enjoyment. We stood on the podium in Rome last year and that’s where we’d like to return to next week. The car has great race pace so there’s no reason we shouldn’t be battling at the front end. We’ve spent the gap between Mexico and Rome on the simulator working on our systems and software. As always, we’re trying to ensure we go into the race week with a good set-up. There’s still some work to do this week before we fly to Italy but we’re certainly on track with our plans.”

#29 Alexander Sims

“Heading into Rome we have had a long break to understand some of the aspects of Diriyah and Mexico that we didn’t get quite right. We’ve got some new software updates to help us drivers to extract the maximum performance out of the car. As always, when you bring in anything new, it can be a bit risky, but I think we’ve done a good job so hopefully we can score big points and possibly be on the podium. This was a very good track for me last year. I was competitive over one lap and was very unlucky not to win a race. We’re hoping for a good weekend but, with Formula E, you never know what to expect – you’ve just got to make sure you maximise and optimise everything and see how you fair on the day.”

#30 Oliver Rowland

“Ahead of Season 8 we worked on the car’s race pace a lot and, after the first three rounds, I can confidently say that the team did a great job to deliver a fast car over the 45-minute race. We’ve not yet converted these gains into points so this weekend we must rectify this. We’ve been on pole in Rome and took a podium on this configuration last year so we are feeling good and are ready use this as a springboard to get back to where we belong in the championship standings.”

Dilbagh Gill