Mahindra Racing Retain Pascal Wehrlein and Jerome D’Ambrosio for 2019-20 Season

October 5, 2019 12:43 am

The Mahindra Racing Formula E team have become the latest team to unveil their latest car and their driver line-up. The new beast has been christened the M6Electro and will be piloted by an unchanged line-up of Jerome D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein.

Last season, the two drivers performed exceptionally well, and it seems that Mahindra Racing agreed. So, they elected to go for the ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ approach, as former Mercedes junior, Wehrlein, and D’Ambrosio were already a solid combination.

This year, the Gen 2 cars are largely the same, so the only noticeable difference is the livery. Mahindra have stuck with the tried and tested Red, White and Blue combination, albeit in a different configuration.

Mahindra Racing CEO and team principal, Dilbagh Gill said, “I am thrilled Jérôme and Pascal will both return to the team for season six. Last season was one of the most challenging seasons in Formula E history in terms of competition but we believe we have one of the strongest driver line-ups on the grid to help us achieve our championship ambitions.”

“I am also delighted to welcome ZF to the Mahindra Racing family. We now have one of the most successful global players in the  field of e-mobility at our side. We were highly impressed by the performance of the ZF driveline in the most recent Formula E season and together we will be even better positioned to continue celebrating success,”.

ZF refers to technology major ZF Friedrichshafen AG, who will join the team as its powertrain partner on a long-term deal. The company already has significant experience in Formula E, having served as technology partner to Venturi since 2016.

So, for the 2019-20 Formula E, ZF will support Mahindra Racing’s season six campaign with chassis development work, shock absorber provision and engineering services. A statement released by Mahindra Racing also confirms that ZF is already working on the design and manufacturing of the electric driveline for the 2020/21 season as well.

Dhruv George

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