The Mahindra Racing ABB FIA Formula E Team endured a difficult Diriyah race 2 on Saturday as the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E season seven continued in Saudi Arabia. Alex Lynn who secured the Super Pole was involved in an incident with Mitch Evans which saw him get airborne and land upside down.
Lynn was transported to hospital for precautionary checks but was later discharged. Alexander Sims endured a disappointing race having received a drive through for overuse of power and came home in 15th place and speaking following the race he commented saying:
“I’m obviously very happy to hear that Alex is ok. Looking back at the weekend, it’s disappointing not to have come away with better results, however there is reason to be optimistic for the rest of the season. The race pace in both races was good, we were able to comfortably hold position and we know why things didn’t come together for qualifying. So I am confident that we can go away and work on these elements and come back fighting in Rome.”
Mahindra Racing team owner and CEO Dilbaugh Gill commented saying:
“The most important thing is that Alex is ok after his accident. It was a nasty accident, but it’s testament to the ongoing work that Formula E and the FIA do around safety that Alex only suffered some bumps and bruises and will be back racing with us in Rome. Regarding the race weekend, whilst we didn’t achieve the race results we’d hoped for, it is clear that the pace is there and we have made a big step forward from last year where race pace was a concern. In the opening round Alex (Lynn) showed that we have qualifying pace with his Super Pole lap in race one whilst Alexander‘s (Sims) race pace was solid. We will now go away as a team and work on how we translate this pace into strong race results for Rome.”