Just two weeks after Mahindra Racing's stunning victory on the streets of Marrakesh, the squad will be back in action for round three of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship this Saturday. Mahindra Racing head to the next race in the city centre of Santiago, Chile, second in the manufacturer's battle and leading the driver's championship.
Jérôme D'Ambrosio, fresh from his win in Morocco, will be driving the #64 M5Electro'Falcon' in Santiago, while Pascal Wehrlein will once again be at the wheel of the #94 'Electro McElectroface.' The pair will take to the track in Santiago on Saturday 26 January to continue the team's Season 5 campaign.
The race will see Formula E’s second visit to Santiago after first visiting the track in February 2018, a race at which Mahindra finished just outside the podium, scoring a fourth-place finish with Felix Rosenqvist after he gained a massive ten places from starting 14th.
"I'm feeling very happy coming straight from my win in Marrakesh and, if things go well for us in Santiago, then we'll be fighting for the top spot again. We’re going to another new track which means it's a level playing field for all teams and drivers. We'll be working hard to get the best performance out of the car with a strong strategy using attack mode and hopefully we'll score more valuable points."
"Last time out in Marrakesh I was happy with my pace and didn’t expect to get up to speed so quickly, so I think we have the potential for points in Santiago and ,if everything goes well, then we can be on the podium. It will be a different challenge to the last race; we'll have to look after the brakes and the tyres will be harder to handle in the heat. The most important thing for me is to finish the race and have a good qualifying session."
DILBAGH GILL, TEAM PRINCIPAL
"It's a quick turnaround to be heading to Santiago to race just two weeks after winning in Marrakesh, but it's fantastic that we'll be getting back on track so soon. We have some good momentum and confidence that the team can carry through to the race in Chile and it is our objective to have both cars finish in a strong position. Marrakesh was very special for us and we have memories that will last a lifetime, but we are deep into preparation mode for Santiago as we must not rest on our laurels. The competition is serious this year and it will not be easy but we will be giving it our best shot to continue our strong performance so far this season."
The Santiago E-Prix will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 16.04hrs local time.