POSITIVE STEPS BUT NO POINTS

 

30 April 2022, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Round 06

– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 17 / Race – 11 / Points – 0
– Oliver Rowland: Qualifying – 09 / Race – DNF / Points – 0

Round 6 of the 2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship took place in the glamourous Principality of Monaco but the streets of Monte Carlo did not prove fruitful for Mahindra Racing, despite both M8Electros showing good race pace and climbing though the pack.

The #29 car of Alexander Sims (GB) started the 45-minute race in seventeenth position and, following a strong drive from the Brit, crossed the line just outside of the points in eleventh. The #30 car of Oliver Rowland (GB) just narrowly missed out on the Duels stages to start in ninth position. Oliver made a confident climb and was battling for fifth when his car hit the wall and ended his race early.

Season 8

– Mahindra Racing: 10th / 4 Points
– Oliver Rowland: 16th / 4 Points
– Alexander Sims: 20th / 0 Points

Season 8 stats

– Wins: 0
– Podiums: 0
– Pole Positions: 0
– Duel Appearances: 2
– Fastest Laps: 0

“It was an interesting race. At times it seemed like we had the pace, but we worked the tyre too hard and that meant we weren’t able to utilise Attack Mode well. Strategy-wise we were affected by the safety car and full course yellows more than others and this meant that the end result wasn’t that great. However, it was sensible to finish the race and learn more ahead of the next round in Berlin.”

#29 Alexander Sims

“We got up to sixth and were fighting for a top-five when I lost the rear and hit the wall. It’s a shame because things were good this weekend – I could have taken a solid result and that’s what the team needed. That said, Formula E has never been more competitive so, to be fighting in the top-five, is no mean feat. We now have to keep our heads up, continue our momentum and aim for the podium in Berlin.”

#30 Oliver Rowland

“It’s a shame that Oliver’s climb was cut short because we certainly had a top-five result in our sights. With a bit more luck we could have taken points with Alexander but the dice didn’t roll our way in Monaco. As a team, things moved forward in the two weeks since Rome and our package was stronger. We now have another two weeks to take more steps forward ahead of Berlin.”

Dilbagh Gill