Mahindra Racing is all set for Season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Electric Racing Car Championship which begins this November, and before they go green at the Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia, they travelled to Germany for a special event to announce that they will retain their driver lineup of Jérôme D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein for the new season. The team also showed the new M6Electro race car and announced a technology partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Remaining with the team for the second consecutive season, driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio had previously earned the team’s first podium for the 2018/19 season at the inaugural Diriyah E-Prix (the opening round of the Championship). Jérôme then took his maiden win for the team at the next event in Marrakesh and was crowned a triple Formula E race-winner in only his second race for the Mahindra Racing team.
Along with Jérôme, his teammate Pascal Wehrlein impressed car racing enthusiasts in Season 5, as he secured a maiden Formula E podium in only his second race and took his first pole position at the next event in Mexico City. He then went on to add six Super Pole appearances and two fastest laps to his name throughout the 2018/19 campaign.
Along with these two drivers, Nick Heidfeld (who drove the unraced M6Electro at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in Hillclimb) will remain an integral part of the Mahindra Racing family and will continue in his advisory role and as the team’s official test and reserve driver. Belgian racer Sam Dejonghe, will also continue to work closely with the team in the position of reserve and sim driver.