- Nick Heidfeld will debut the M4Electro in public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
- Heidfeld will return in a bid to set the fastest open-wheel electric time on the hillclimb
- Record attempt comes on the 18th anniversary of Heidfeld’s overall course record time
26 June 2017, Donington Park: Mahindra Racing's Nick Heidfeld will return to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed this week in a bid to make history and set the open-wheel electric benchmark for the hillclimb course.
Heidfeld is currently the course record holder at Goodwood after setting an impressive time of 41.6 seconds in a McLaren MP4/13 in 1999. If successful, Heidfeld will be the first driver to hold two records at Goodwood.
The attempt will also be the first public outing of Mahindra Racing's season four challenger, the M4Electro. To date the car has only been tested by Heidfeld and teammate Felix Rosenqvist, as well as Mahindra ambassador and actress Gul Panag who successfully trained to drive the car in less than 24 hours.
The season four cars are not scheduled to make their official debut until pre-season testing later this year, but Mahindra Racing is excited to be the first team to unveil the next generation of Formula E car. The M4Electro is an evolution of three seasons' worth of learning, and will be the team’s first foray into a single gear solution.
Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal said, "We're excited to bring Nick and the M4Electro to Goodwood in a bid to set the fastest open-wheel electric record on the hillclimb. We are always looking to push the boundaries as a team and we couldn't think of a better way to introduce the season four challenger to fans and automotive enthusiasts alike than at the Goodwood Festival of Speed."
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Mahindra Racing is one of ten teams – and the only Indian team – to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship. It is also the first and only Indian team to participate in the FIM MotoGP™ World Motorcycle Racing Championship Series since 2011 and the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (CIV) in 2012.
Mahindra Racing enters the third season of Formula E with its own electric powertrain to power its quartet of electric racing cars. The M3Electro, launched for season three, is already proving to be a competitive package netting its first ever win, six podiums, two pole positions and two fastest lap awards from eight rounds. These results are underscored by the Mahindra Racing’s current third place in the Teams’ Championship standings. Together with drivers Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld, the team has high technical and sporting ambitions in the ground-breaking, fully-electric championship.
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