Formula E: Mahindra Racing prove prowess at Paris ePrix, register best ever points finish

The team used M3Electro racecars, all four of which performed without a fault while keeping up with the cars in the lead.

By: | Updated: May 22, 2017 12:39 PM
M3Electro Formula E car

Mahindra Racing team has registered consecutive podium finishes, along with their best-ever point finish at the Formula E Paris ePrix. German driver Nick Heidfeld and his Swedish teammate Felix Rosenqvist had finished fifth and sixth respectively at the Monaco ePrix last weekend, however, the two picked up pace in Paris finishing at third and fourth positions.

The 49-lap race was held around the Les Invalides street circuit. The team used M3Electro racecars, all four of which performed without a fault while keeping up with the cars in the lead.

Both the drivers qualified and started the race in fifth and sixth positions, while competitor Oliver Turvey faced a ten-place grid penalty.

Heidfeld quickly climbed from fifth to fourth position in the openeing lap, and Rosenqvist too overtook Esteban Gutierrez not long after. There was, however, a collision on the track that forced most drivers into early pitstops.

The two changed into their second cars while maintaining positions in the same order, making use of time when Jean-Éric Vergne collided with a temporary concrete barrier.

Actress Gul Panag was also present at the Paris ePrix. Panag herself had a go in a Formula E acr when she drove recently the M4Electro.

Also read: Gul Panag first Indian woman to drive Formula E racing car at a racetrack

With the last podium finish, the fourth registered by the team at the 2016-17 FIA Formula E Championship, Mahindra Racing is closing in on ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in the teams’ standings with just six races left to run.

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