- Pascal Wehrlein finished in tenth position to take a championship point at his home E-Prix
- Jérôme D'Ambrosio qualified in the top ten for his fifth consecutive Berlin race
25 MAY 2019, BERLIN – Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein and Jérôme D’Ambrosio were in action in Berlin today at the city's iconic Tempelhof Airport for the tenth round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. After some hard-fought battles on track, Pascal picked up a championship point, finishing tenth at his first home race in the all-electric street racing championship. Jérôme D’Ambrosio finished in 17th position in his #64 M5Electro.
The German-Mauritian driver, who started right behind his teammate on the grid in 10th, had a clean start and made his way through the field on the opening lap, gaining two positions. He had some tough battles on the 2.375km circuit, including an incident where Oliver Rowland pushed him into the wall, which saw him drop down the grid, but he fought back to claim 10th position with clever use of Attack Mode and energy management.
Jérôme had a story of two halves on race day. After a strong performance in the morning, which saw him qualify second in his group and inside the top ten, the Belgian driver had a tough race start from ninth and crossed the line in 17th position following a full-course yellow incident with Jaguar Racing’s Alex Lynn. Despite a difficult race, Jérôme is still a championship contender heading into the next round of the season.
The BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium was won by Audi’s Lucas di Grassi. Nissan’s Sebastien Buemi was second and DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne took the final podium spot.
Round eleven of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Bern, Switzerland, will take place on Saturday 22 June 2019.
"I had some good battles on track and we managed to collect a championship point. We didn't quite have the race pace we would have liked but we know what the car and team is capable of and we are now focusing on the next race."
"It was a difficult race for us which is a shame because I think we could have been fighting at the front again. Unfortunately, we didn't perform to the level that we can achieve and I used more energy than I would have liked at the start of the race to recover from a technical issue. That's racing and we'll be back in Bern to show what we can do."
DILBAGH GILL, TEAM PRINCIPAL
"We didn’t perform to our full potential today; we had a couple of issues with the car that we weren’t able to solve in the timeframes with the changes to this weekend's race format. With that in mind, we are happy to finish in a points scoring position and we will regroup ahead of the last European race."
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SEASON 5 STATS
MAHINDRA RACING:- 5th 117 pts
D’AMBROSIO:- 8th 65 pts
WERHLEIN:- 13th 52 pts
- 1 WIN
- 3 PODIUMS
- 1 FASTEST LAP AWARD
- 1 JULIUS BÄR POLE POSITION
- 5 SUPER POLE APPEARANCES
- 117 POINTS
Mahindra Racing is one of ten founding teams – and the only Indian team – to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first all-electric racing series. Mahindra Racing has impressive credentials; after scoring it’s breakthrough win at the Berlin E-Prix in 2017, the squad now has four race victories to it’s name in addition to 18 podiums, and seven pole positions since season one. After four seasons with the first generation race car, all eyes now turn to season five. Mahindra Racing has high ambitions with the Gen2 M5Electro, a technical innovation that will see the car last the duration of a race as Formula E continues to push the limits of technology and electrification.
ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities - including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Paris, Berlin, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on the development of motor and battery components, which in turn will filter down to everyday contemporary electric road vehicles.
The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, speedboats, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 240,000 people across 100 countries. Learn more about Mahindra at www.mahindra.com
Supporting Mahindra Racing is Tech Mahindra which was recently ranked in 15th on the Forbes’ Digital 100 list – the highest-ranked non-US company to feature. After receiving previous accolades for its sustainability vision, Tech Mahindra was honoured for the fourth consecutive year as a leader in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
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