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Drivers Are The Most Vital Component: Pt II

There have been mostly two types of drivers come in to Formula E since its inception in 2014. Those who are just naturally gifted at being able to drive a car and think at the same time and those that can only do one of those things. Lyon agrees.

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Drivers Are The Most Vital Component: Pt I

‘They are still by far the most important thing.’ Racing drivers across the land will be glad to hear that statement from a leading Formula E engineer. Drivers know this of course, because despite misperceptions and phantom notions still persisting, their craft remains unique.

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Van Buren’s All-Star Success

Mahinda Racing simulator driver Rudy van Buren scooped the jackpot in the second All-Star Esports battle hosted by The Race website last weekend. Rudy took a well-judged win, beating huge names of the virtual and conventional motorsport world that included Nico Hulkenburg, Juan Pablo Montoya and a host of Formula E drivers including current competitors Antonio Felix Da Costa, Stoffel Vandoorne, Neel Jani and Maxi Guenther as well as former Mahindra ace Felix Rosenqvist.

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SEASON SUSPENDED

Formula E and the FIA have announced that the 2019/20 season will be temporarily suspended for a two-month period, considering the challenge the current health crisis poses to the organisation of events in city-centres.

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Bright Spark Round 5 Report

Testing, testing 1-2-3... The opportunity to get valuable data in Marrakesh at the rookie test last Sunday was lapped up (in all senses) by the Mahindra Racing engineering team. Our resident Bright Spark explains the key aims and objectives of the test, which took place with drivers Sam Dejonghe and Pipo Derani at the wheel of the two M6Electro cars.

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2020 Marrakesh E-Prix Review

Mahindra Racing headed to Marrakesh for the fifth round of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, which took place today. After winning the race in the past two seasons with Felix Rosenqvist (2018) and Jérôme D’Ambrosio (2019), the team headed to its happy hunting ground in search of a hat-trick.

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The Romance of Racing

In our recent podcast, ‘The Romance of Racing’, we brought together four people in love; in love with racing! Nicki Shields hosts, with an epic line-up of special guests: The Racing Driver, The Romance Novelist and The Movie Producer. Nick Heidfeld, author Paige Toon and producer of ‘Senna’ Manish Pandey got together to discuss their love for the magical world of motor racing.

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RETURNING TO A HAPPY HUNTING GROUND

Mahindra Racing returns to its happy hunting ground for round five of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship on Saturday 29 February after the squad became the only team to make four consecutive Super Pole appearances in Season 6 last time out in Mexico. Following the Marrakesh E-Prix, the team is also pleased to announce it will be running Pipo Derani and its Reserve and Simulator driver Sam Dejonghe in the rookie test on Sunday 1 March.

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RACE TO ROAD PARTNERSHIP

Mahindra Racing and Automobili Pininfarina are delighted to announce the strengthening of their partnership as they commit to developing new technologies aimed at advancing the world of high-performance electric mobility. The two companies will collaborate on the transfer of motorsport principles and technologies from the race track to the road, in order for Automobili Pininfarina to produce the most sustainable and luxurious electric vehicles in the world.

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Bright Spark Round 4 Report

Motorsport has always seen great fluctuations in fortunes; from joy to despair, from glory to adversity. It is all part of the rich fabric of why we love it so much. At Mexico City last weekend Mahindra Racing experienced the full range of emotions. A technical challenge was met with preparation, anticipation and fortitude as the team were tested on every level. All this meant that our resident engineering guru was on maximum alert to ensure that the adversity was overcome and that a true ‘Miracle in Mexico’ could be made reality.

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