Mahindra Racing Mexico ePrix review

Mahindra Racing Mexico ePrix review

04.03.2018: The Mexico jinx remains and a battle is lost, but the war remains as season long and the team's spirit is unbreakable

The Mexico jinx remains and a battle is lost, but the war remains as season long and the team's spirit is unbreakable




•    Felix Rosenqvist takes his second pole of the season


•    Mahindra Racing retire both cars from the race
 



Mahindra Racing returned to Mexico City after a year for the third Mexico City E-Prix. While the track does not hold the best memories for the team, both drivers and the team were ready to get going and come back out on top.
 


A dusty track that cleaned up with every session saw Nick put himself in a firm tenth position, and started from eight on the grid due to the two DS-Virgin cars being awarded penalties.
 


Felix Rosenqvist in an absolutely electrifying lap took Super Pole comfortably and was all set to control the race from the green lights.
 


A clean start for Felix meant that he was out ahead of the field and maintained a safe distance to the quick NIO of Oliver Turvey. Nick dropped two positions down the order while attempting to avoid collisions and other adverse incidents. As the pack started battling each other and the field was filled with fast charging and hard fighting cars,



Felix capitalised on this race pack drama and started to pull away comfortably from the second car. However, on lap 15, Felix’s car slowed down to a complete halt, affected by a Battery Management System error. Over the course of the next few laps, after stopping and starting a few times, the Swede switched cars in order to continue his charge on a fresh set of wheels.



However, with an early stop and hence a need to conserve too much energy, attempting to pull along to the finish would have been nothing short of pointless. Taking a mature decision, the team retired the car.
 


A few laps after Nick’s routine pitstop, he started experiencing some mechanical issues, and he was forced to stop and start a few times. Rather than go on fruitlessly, the second car was also pitted.
 


The only way is forward though and the team are determined to find the source of the problem for both drivers, fix it, and bounce back in true Mahindra Racing fashion.

 


Team Principal & CEO Dilbagh Gill,
“A very disappointing day for us, pole position, a comfortable race lead. Unfortunately, a common part, the battery, failed on Felix’s car but at the end of the day we’re still positive that we had the car to win.”
 



Nick Heidfeld,
“It was not the best race start, we were bunched up and I tried to avoid doing anything crazy in the first half of the race. After the pit-stop, the car felt good on my outlap and I had my sights set on making up some positions; unfortunately, soon after I had a technical problem with my car, and there was nothing else to do except box the car.”


 
Felix Rosenqvist,
“One of those rare days when I can say it was quite a perfect Saturday. Right from the practice sessions through to qualifying. I was out in front with a comfortable three second lead and it was getting better. It was all a bit too good to be true, but the issue was not in our hands. We need to move forward from here and get back to the top.”

 


Up next!


The next E-Prix takes place on March 17th 2018 in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. The team returns to Uruguay after a one year gap, most definitely wiser and more in control, and without doubt refreshed, renewed and ready to go into battle for the top once again.




Mahindra Racing statistics for the 2017-18 FIA Formula E Season 


•    2 wins
•    3 podiums
•    2 Julius Bär Pole Position
•    1 VISA Fastest Lap Awards
•    5 Super Pole appearances
•    90 points
 


- Mahindra Racing also photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/mahindra-racing-mexico-eprix-review---173215.html

04.03.2018 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Renault e.dams and Sebastien Buemi clinch their third podium finish on the bounce!
04.03.2018
In the hothouse ambience reigning on the Rodriguez Brothers Autodromo, Sébastien Buemi played his part in the on-track action in the Mexico ePrix helping the Renault e.dams team to their third podium finish on the bounce! The Renault Z.E.17 in the hands of S&eacut weiter >>
MS&AD Andretti Formula E scores more points in Mexico City.
04.03.2018
In the fifth round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, António Félix da Costa (POR) yet again scored points for MS&AD Andretti Formula E. The Mexico City E-Prix at the “ Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez” in the centr weiter >>
Abt and Audi secure first Formula E win in Mexico
04.03.2018
Daniel Abt bounces back from lost victory in Hong Kong with first-ever win in Formula E for a German driver and Audi    'WE CAME HERE KNOWING THAT WE HAD A SUPER-FAST CAR AND 12 POINTS OVERALL IN THE TEAM. IN FORMULA E, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN - YOU HAVE weiter >>
Daniel Abt takes first Formula E victory for Audi
04.03.2018
Commanding victory in E-Prix in Mexico City        25-year old first German winner in the electric race series        Lucas di Grassi drives from last on the grid to ninth  weiter >>
Mexico ePrix race classification
04.03.2018
Mexico City, MXRound 4  FIA FORMULA ESaturday, March 3rd 2018 1 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 66 D. Abt- 1:05.042 1:03.154 116.3 / 72.3 47 312 NIO Formula E team16 O. Turvey +6.3981:05.313 1:03.122 116.0 / 72.1 47 31 weiter >>
Pole for Buemi, Superpole for Rosenqvist in Mexico ePrix
03.03.2018
FIA FORMULA E MEXICO e-PRIX Saturday, March 3rd  2018SUPERPOLE classification1 Mahindra Racing 19 F. Rosenqvist 1:01. weiter >>
Mahindra Racing Mexico ePrix - Tussle at the top
02.03.2018
The fifth round of the 2017-2018 ABB FIA Formula E Championship will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on the 3rd of March, 2018.Mahindra Racing return to Mexico for a third time lying second in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ Champi weiter >>
Maximilian Günther becomes Formula E test and reserve driver at Dragon
02.03.2018
Entry into Formula E: •    Maximilian Günther impresses the highly-regarded US team with great test performance •    Formula E commitment plus weiter >>
Techeetah Formula E announces partnership with the Cheetah Outreach Foundation
02.03.2018
... to raise awareness and fundraise for the plight of CheetahsTECHEETAH Formula-E team has today announced its new partnership with South African cheetah organisation, the Cheetah Outreach Trust. TECHEETAH will help the Trust to raise awareness of the weiter >>
Renault e.dams Mexico ePrix preview
02.03.2018
Renault e.dams is getting ready to race in the fifth round of the 2017-2018 FIA Formula E Championship at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico. The Mexican capital will host the third staging of this ePrix on Saturday 3rd March, a month afte weiter >>
Mitch Evans and Jaguar I-Pace charge ahead in all-electric race
01.03.2018
•    Jaguar unveils all-electric I-PACE in live global broadcast ahead of public debut at Geneva Motor Show on 6 March•    Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans reveals first look at all-electric Jaguar I-PACE fro weiter >>
Mexico ePrix - Who will be the winner 2018?
01.03.2018
Mexico e-Prix FACTSABB FORMULA E ChampionshipMexico City e-Prix - Round 5Autodromo Hermanos RodriguezSaturday, March 3rd  2018All around the world the Mexico ePrix is broadcasted - weiter >>
MS&AD Andretti Formula E looking to earn more points in Mexico.
01.03.2018
Season 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship resumes after a four-week break, with the Mexico City E-Prix (MEX) on 3rd of March. It is the second of three American races in a row, with Punta del Este (URU) following in two weeks’ time. weiter >>
Audi takes up challenge in Mexico ePrix
27.02.2018
Fifth E-Prix this season for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi        Champion di Grassi is in for another grid penalty        Team Principal McNish: “We will continue to pu weiter >>
Formula E races to be shown live on twitter in Japan
27.02.2018
First for Formula E as fans in Japan can follow all the races live on Twitter starting from the Mexico City E-Prix   Photo caption - [L-R] Last year’s podium finishers in Mexico posing for a selfie - Lucas di Grassi, Sam Bird, Jean-Eric Vergne weiter >>
Techeetah ready to wrestle the Mexico City e-Prix
26.02.2018
•    TECHEETAH heads in to the fifth round of Season Four as championship leaders•    Jean-Éric Vergne leads the driver championship with two points•    André Lotterer weiter >>
Panasonic Jaguar Racing hunt for points in Mexico City
23.02.2018
•    Panasonic Jaguar Racing look to continue positive start to the season in Mexico City•    The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team and the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 have shown consistent pace on a variety of tracks weiter >>
Mexico City next stop for DS Virgin Racing
23.02.2018
All-electric Formula E series returns to Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit for round five on Saturday, March 3. Team set to continue fight for both drivers' and teams' championship.After one of their strongest starts to a Formula E seas weiter >>
Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Ho-Pin Tung takes stairway to heaven's gate
12.02.2018
 Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Ho-Pin Tung climbs towering 45-degree, 999-step staircase in world-first Dragon Road challenge •    Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Ho-Pin Tung climbs towering 45-degree, 999-step staircase in world-firs weiter >>
CBMM Niobium named as race title sponsor in Rome and Punta
07.02.2018
CBMM builds on sponsorship of electric street racing series with race title partnership in Rome and Punta del Este    'THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS NIOBIUM IS CRUCIAL TO THE CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT IN weiter >>
Alex Lynn,Santiago Formula E review
04.02.2018
"We certainly should have scored good points..."I’m happy with our performance in the latest round of the FIA Formula E Championship, but once again luck didn’t go my way. I’d like to think I had the pace to be in that thrilling five-car weiter >>
Harman Kardon extends partnership with BMW i and the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team
04.02.2018
Based on their motto “Driving the Sound of the Future”, Harman Kardon has again teamed up with BMW i to support the MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team with outstanding sound for the fourth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Harman Kardon audio products are known and appreciated around the world for their beautiful sound and sophisti weiter >>
Techeetah Formula E takes Championship lead after Santiago e-Prix victory
04.02.2018
TECHEETAH Formula-E nailed a historic first, second podium place after one of the most exciting races of Season Four. The significant moment saw TECHEETAH Formula-E become the first team to secure the two top steps of the podium in Formula-E history. It’s the tea weiter >>
Driver quotes, result and standings after Santiago ePrix
04.02.2018
QUOTES Jean-Eric Vergne, TECHEETAH, said: “The race has been great for me today, I qualified first and won the race, it cannot get any better. I think the first stint was really good and then after a few laps in the second car m weiter >>
One-two victory for Techeetah drivers Vergne and Lotterer in Santiago
04.02.2018
Vergne holds off TECHEETAH team-mate Lotterer as pair exchange blows in scintillating fight around Chilean capital    Jean-Eric Vergne fended off his team-mate Andre Lotterer in a tense fight around the streets of Santiago to claim his second vict weiter >>
Fifth for Sam Bird during frantic Santiago e-Prix
04.02.2018
- Briton keeps up title bid after points finish and fastest lap in Chilean capital- Third spot for DS Virgin Racing in closely fought teams' standings DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird picked up further champi weiter >>
Renault e.dams clinches another podium finish in Santiago
04.02.2018
The first ePrix held in Chile was a real cliff-hanger that kept the crowd on tenterhooks right up to the last corner. Renault e.dams clinched their second podium finish on the bounce thanks to Sébastien Buemi. Nicolas Prost opened his score after a hard-charging drive, which bagged him tenth place. weiter >>
Panasonic Jaguar Racing battle for points in Santiago
04.02.2018
•    Nelson Piquet Jr finishes a strong sixth in Santiago, Chile•    Jaguar I-TYPE 2 shows strong race pace•    Mitch Evans battles his way from the back of the grid to sec weiter >>
First race outing for the new BMW i8 Coupé Qualcomm Safety Car in Chile
04.02.2018
– Félix da Costa in the points for MS&AD Andretti Formula E.Two days after its unveiling in Santiago de Chile (CHI), the new BMW i8 Coupé Qualcomm Safety Car enjoyed its first race outing. The safety car was soo weiter >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

© 2001-2017 automobilsport.com full copyright automobilsport.com