After two top-ten finishes in the inaugural Mexico City ePrix last year as well as strong start to season three, with two podium finishes in the first three races, Mahindra Racing are targeting another strong result in Mexico.
“We’ve had a great start to the season and the M3Electro has been strong at most circuits, but unfortunate events have prevented us from scoring even more points. We will be focused on scoring as many points as possible in Mexico without taking any risks to get back in the championship fight” Felix Rosenqvist sets the direction for the upcoming ePrix.
With the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez located 2,250 metres above sea level, the lower air pressure will adversely affect both the cooling systems and downforce of the cars. The though temperatures are an additional challenge for the drivers. Furthermore, the revised track had also have barriers been put in place to deter drivers from cutting chicanes with a further modification to turn one where the chicane was removed.
“The layout has been changed slightly, so we have some homework to do. Last year the race was physically challenging for many of us, especially for me as it was only my second race after my wrist injury, so I’m in much better shape this year to cope with the g-forces. Driving through the stadium is unique with so many spectators and I hope we have a full house again”, summarised Nick Heidfeld.
Team Principal Dilbagh Gill pointed out, that the team will implement what they have learned in Buenos Aires to maximise the results: “Mexico City provides us with another chance to put our knowledge from last year to good use and bring home a good result for the team.”