Mahindra Racing are ready for the action to get underway for season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E world championship season which gets underway next weekend in Diriyah E-Prix. Defending race winner Alex Lynn returns to Mahindra Racing this season and looking ahead to season seven, team principal and CEO Dilbagh Gill commented saying:
We’re very happy to get going racing in Diriyah to start the new season. There is no luxury of building up into a season; in Formula E the competition is so fierce and tight that we must hit the ground running. It’s going to be interesting as they’ve resurfaced the track and it will be our first ever night races. Diriyah always knows how to throw a curveball so that, combined with the fact that we always get good racing, sets us in good stead for a thriller of a season opener. Alexander Sims was a star there last year with two pole positions and a win and Alex Lynn has been a very consistent performer in qualifying. With a strong driver pairing and a positive group test in Valencia, we will be targeting podium finishes from round one. Let’s go racing.
Alex Lynn believes the opening race of the season is going to be extremely competitive and speaking ahead of the race next weekend the Englishman commented saying:
Diriyah is going to be very competitive, as it always is in Formula E. I’ve been putting a huge amount of preparation time, both in terms of working with the team and on myself. I’ve been spending a lot of time learning the track and ensuring I know the little nuances of it, to know what it takes to go fast around there. I’m excited to get the season started and expect to be fighting for some good points
Alexander Sims commented saying:
I have fond memories of Diriyah; two pole positions and a win last year was an awesome way to start the season. The track there is really exciting as the first half is just corner after corner after corner and getting a good flow is really important. There are some decent overtaking opportunities as well so I’m looking forward to going back there! One of the unique challenges about Diriyah is that the track has historically been very dusty to start with, and so there has been quite a big track evolution. Trying to predict how the track is going to be by qualifying and then the race is difficult to get exactly right so that keeps things exciting