Mahindra Racing is Mahindra & Mahindra’s racing team, designed to race in Formula E. They debuted in the series during the 2014-2015 season, having Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna. To this day, they have become one of the stapple teams in Formula E, with them known for their successes since the year they joined, having various popular drivers compete with them.
The team itself made its debut in season one with Karun Chandok and Bruno Senna. Their first breakthrough was during season three (2016-17) when they entered the year with Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld. Earning a win and a futher 9 podiums meant they climbed the ranks to 3rd earning 215 points. The progress didn’t stop there, though coming 4th, they managed to earn a further two wins and another podium, now giving the team a total of 10 podiums. With a brand new lineup for season five, Mahindra started the year well with a podium and a win for d’Ambrosio, but then the results started to slow, with only gaining points finish towards the end, classifying 6th. Keeping the Belgian and German pair, they entered season season six with only 4 points finishes out of the 5 races. Coronavirus ended up cancelling a lot of the season, having no racing until August when the idea of a 6 round Berlin shootout occurred. Alex Lynn was hired into the seat to replace Wehrlein, to which together, they helped the team earn 9th.
Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna were the first to take on Formula E’s inaugural season. Whilst Chandhok moved on to endurance, Nick Heidfeld came to replace him. Bruno Senna went similar ways to Chandock, so rising talent Felix Rosenqvist entered the second Mahindra seat. Paired with Heidfeld, they helped the team to their best successes during season three and four. For season five, Jérôme d’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein were introduced to the team, with Wehrlein making his Formula E season debut. Together they managed to put the team into 6th. Season six was a season of uncertainty due to the pandemic outbreak, especially with Wehrlein leaving prior the Berlin rounds, allowing Lynn to make his comeback in Formula E. The duo only managed to earn 49 points to put them into 9th.
For 2021, they retained Alex Lynn from the ends of season six, but this time gained Alexander Sims from BMW i Andretti. The team’s car is called the M7ELECTRO, this time sponsored with ZF Friedrichshafen.
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