Mahindra Racing’s Alex Lynn had a strong race in Monte Carlo for the Monaco ePrix on Saturday as the Englishman finished the race in ninth place having started the race from eleventh on the grid and speaking following the race he said:
It was a pretty crazy race; within the top ten there was a lot of jostling for position, but we were all going around in circles with each other. The race as a whole was a good spectacle and it was great for Formula E to race on the full track here at Monaco. I think the season so far has gone pretty well. As a team, we’re on almost the same amount of points than all of last season, so we are growing and improving. We have a brand new powertrain, which is fast and efficient, and there’s been a lot of changes, so I feel pretty proud because there’s been some good highlights and also moments that we’ve learnt from, but we’ve been looking quite strong all season.
Alexander Sims was forced to retire from the race following contact on the opening lap of the race and speaking following the race he said:
“The day was pretty challenging as I didn’t get many laps in practice and, having not been here before, it was quite a struggle. Through a sensible and solid qualifying lap we were able to get back into the race day. Unfortunately then it was over pretty much before it started. Half way round the first lap Wehrlein hit me at the hairpin then drove over my sidepod and massively damaged my car. The car felt really nice in qualifying so I think had we had better preparation we had a reasonably good chance of getting into Super Pole in a tight field. I think we’ve shown already this season our race pace is good so hopefully we can get back up there in Mexico.”
Team owner Dilbagh Gill commented saying:
“We always knew qualifying would be really important here in Monaco with it being very difficult to overtake and, in an exceptionally competitive session, we achieved a solid result. With Alex we were able to maintain position and collect some important championship points and it’s important that we continue the momentum we have been building. It is frustrating that Alexander was taken out on the first lap by someone else’s mistake. We will now use the five week gap to regroup and look forward to getting back on track in Mexico and getting results for both cars.”