10 FEBRUARY 2020, BANBURY, UK — Round four of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship will take place in Mexico City on Saturday 15 February at the modified 2.606km Autodrómo Hermanos Rodríguez. Mahindra Racing’s Pascal Wehrlein and Jérôme D'Ambrosio will be in action for the squad in the #94 and #64 M6Electro’s, with their objectives set firmly on building on the team's performance so far this season as the all-electric racing series moves to Mexico.
Pascal Wehrlein, who claimed his first Super Pole appearance of the 2019/20 season and scored 12 points at the previous race in Santiago, returns to Mexico where he took his maiden Pole Position and led the race until the final corner in his rookie year last season. His teammate, Belgian driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio, who debuted Formula E’s new innovative Driver’s Eye last month, has been part of the team who has been involved in devising the Mexico City track alterations.
Before Mahindra Racing goes green in Mexico, it will have its European Discovery Network premiere on Tuesday 11 February as it stars in the third series of Rise of the Machines. The squad were followed by the documentary crew throughout pre-season testing in Valencia for the hourlong episode which unlocks six innovations beneath the chassis of the M6Electro and tells the story of the preparation of a new race season. Rise of the Machines looks at the DNA of some of the world’s most extreme machines which have evolved to become the most advanced of its kind. The programme will air on Discovery Flanders and Discovery Netherlands at 1930hrs local on 11 February before being rolled out across Europe and America.
The Mexico City E-Prix will take place on Saturday 15 February 2020 at 16.04hrs local time.
"The cars are getting faster and we all agreed the style of the Formula E chicanes contributed to a number of red flag incidents last season. By removing the chicane in Mexico we’re increasing the straight-line coasting and that’s a really good tool to promote overtaking in the championship.Battery temperature shouldn’t be an issue in Mexico but it will be a different story for tyres, because this track is quite hard on tyres, but we are focusing on maximising our race preparation so we can put it all together when we get onto the track."
"We have had a strong car in qualifying so far and, if we can get the set up right, there is no reason why we can't achieve the team’s fourth and my second Super Pole of the season. I really like the changes to the track; the last corner is particularly fast and long, so that could be a challenge for the front left tyre. I think we can finish strongly in the points and, as we’ve seen in the past and this race last year, energy management is crucial."
DILBAGH GILL, TEAM PRINCIPAL
"The issues that we had in Santiago have only fueled our motivation even further ahead of the Mexico City E-Prix. The team has been working extremely hard in the four-week break between races to have a better understanding of what caused these problems at the last event and we’re confident that we have rectified these. Mexico is one of the fastest tracks on the Formula E calendar and the new layout brings a new challenge. We’re ready to put our Mexican demons behind us from the last three years which have caused heartbreak for Mahindra Racing and have a successful and kind Mexico City E-Prix for the team."