POLE IN SEOUL AND A PODIUM IN THE STADIUM
13 August 2022, Seoul, South Korea
– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 21 / Race – DNF / Points – 10
– Oliver Rowland: Qualifying – 1 / Race – 2 / Points – 21
Mahindra Racing took pole position and a second-place finish in the first of two races of the FIA ABB Formula E Seoul E-Prix, held in the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium earlier today, thanks to an outstanding performance in tricky conditions by Oliver Rowland (GBR) in his #30 Mahindra M8Electro.
In the swansong weekend for the Gen2 machine, and on the eve of the 100th Formula E race for Mahindra Racing, the brave Brit showed ultimate car control in the wet to qualify on pole. In the final of the Duel battles he went head-to-head with Lucas Di Grassi, who will join the Indian team for the Gen3 era, out-qualifying him by 0.6 of a second.
The race was marred with incidents and, while seven cars retired from the race, Rowland kept his cool, kept it on track and finished in second place to take a total of 21 points towards the team’s tally to climb one place in the overall team standings.
– Mahindra Racing: 8th / 46 Points
– Oliver Rowland: 14th / 32 Points
– Alexander Sims: 16th / 14 Points
Season 8 stats
– Wins: 0
– Podiums: 1
– Pole Positions: 1
– Duel Appearances: 6
– Fastest Laps: 0