Mahindra Racing aims to keep good momentum heading to Europe

Mahindra Racing is heading into the second half of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, heading to the Italian capital Rome for the seventh round of season five.

For the second consecutive season, the drivers will race on the 2.84km Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR with its 21 turns against the backdrop of the iconic Colosseo Quadratro.

“We have a great team spirit heading into Rome. There are more high-speed corners, so we’ll adjust the car to suit the demands of the track, but we’re pushing really hard to fight at the front and are aiming for a podium. The competition is huge in Formula E, but let’s see if I can be the seventh winner this season!” said Pascal Wehrlein.

Mahindra Racing drivers Jérôme d’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein aim to keep the good momentum going into the second half of the season. Photo: Joe Portlock, LAT Images/ ABB FIA Formula E

“We have good momentum going into the second half of the season, even though the competition is getting tougher and stronger. We know it’s very tight up at the front, but it’s better to be fighting up there instead of being at the back; it’s one of the best years of my career so far. Both Pascal and I are quick and at ease with the car and the problematic parts of the track last year have already been improved” added team-mate Jérôme D’Ambrosio.

The 2019 Rome E-Prix marks exactly one year since Mahindra Racing’s Race-to-Road programme was announced and, to mark the occasion, the first public display of the Automobili Pininfarina Battista will be on display in the E-Village.

The most powerful road-legal car ever designed at 1,900hp/2,300Nm torque is the zero-emission, electric hypercar Battista. The ‘Race-to-Road’ technology transfer, which sees the Battista reach 100km/h in less than two seconds yet is still capable of 450kms on one charge, has been secured through Automobili Pininfarina’s partnership with Mahindra Racing and expert advice from Nick Heidfeld.

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