Mahindra Racing bags third position in Formula E Championships with podium finish

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Pune: Mahindra Racing capped off its best ever season in the FIA Formula E Championship with second place at the Montreal ePrix.

Swedish racing driver Felix Rosenqvist delivered the team’s final podium in round 12, while teammate Nick Heidfeld followed in fifth to lock down third in the Teams’ Championship. It was a far cry from  Saturday’s race and a fitting end to a whirlwind journey for Mahindra Racing.

Pune: Mahindra Racing capped off its best ever season in the FIA Formula E Championship with second place at the Montreal ePrix.

Swedish racing driver Felix Rosenqvist delivered the team’s final podium in round 12, while teammate Nick Heidfeld followed in fifth to lock down third in the Teams’ Championship. It was a far cry from  Saturday’s race and a fitting end to a whirlwind journey for Mahindra Racing.

Two points for ninth in the first race was wholly unrepresentative of the pace that Rosenqvist demonstrated within the top four for the majority of the race. Heidfeld recovered from P14 to P11 until a clash with  Loïc Duval ended his challenge for points on Saturday.

The team mounted a comeback plan overnight to turn its fortunes on the 2.75km street circuit in the heart of the city. Both drivers converted their M3Electro race car’s potential to outright pace to nail  qualifying and enter the Super Pole shootout for the fifth and sixth time since the opening round.

Pole for Rosenqvist meant he was able to lead the 20-strong field from the start for the third time in his short Formula E career and went on to control the race for almost 30 laps. 

Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal thanked everyone who supported and followed the team throughout the season: “Thank you to everyone who has been part of our team, supported and followed us this season.  Mahindra Racing has done an incredible job to deliver our best-ever results, secure third in the Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships.”

Mahindra’s stats
- 1 win (in Berlin)
- 10 podiums — more than any other team
- 2 double podiums
- 3 Julius Bär Pole Positions — tied for most per team
- Most improved team

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