Sunday marked an emotional day for Mahindra Racing as Alex Lynn handed the Indian team its first Formula E victory in two years. This victory brought team Mahindra’s winning score to 5 following the 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix win.
Alex Lynn sparked wild celebrations in the Mahindra Racing garage as he steered to his incredible maiden Formula E victory in the Heineken London E-Prix Round 13 leaving Mercedes-EQ’s Nyck de Vries and Mitch Evans of Jaguar Racing rounding out the podium. The win came off the back of a podium for the British driver the day before in the first of the two weekend’s races, when he finished in third place.
In Saturday’s qualifying session, Alex Lynn put his M7Electro racing car through to Super Pole for the sixth time this season and scored his first three points of the weekend for going on to secure Pole Position. In the E-Prix, he led for the first half and finally crossed the line in the third position to take his second Formula E career podium. His team-mate Alexander Sims was hit on the first lap and was forced to camp due to accident damage.
Alex continued his impressive qualifying form on D-Day, collecting the first point of the day on setting the flag for the fastest lap in the group, solidifying his 7th super pole position. Gearing up third on the grid, Alex went on to execute the perfect race, bagging the victory at his home turf. This win proved big for Alex marking his maiden win in Formula E-racing and third podium, all in the same season with Mahindra Racing.
Coming from Alex Lynn, Driver, Mahindra Racing- “It’s hard to put my feelings in words, but to be honest, I can’t believe this has happened – it’s as special as it gets. Formula E has been an interesting journey for me, so winning it is unbelievably special. We had to make it happen today, and we did. I get the pleasure of driving the car, and I am thankful to the whole team; there’s not a group of guys and girls that doesn’t stay longer and wake up earlier than them, and I am thrilled for the whole team”.
The weekend’s victory has hauled Alex up to the sixth position in the driver’s standing, lagging behind the championship leader Nyck De Vries by 17 points. He is all set to play for the season finale in Berlin on 14-15 August.
– Alex Lynn: Qualifying – 1 / Race – 3 / Points – 18
– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 8 / Race – DNF / Points – 0
– Alex Lynn: Qualifying – 3 / Race – 1 / Points – 26
– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 19 / Race – 16 / Points – 0
Season 7 Stats
- Mahindra Racing [7th] 122 points
- Alex Lynn [6th] 78 points
- Alexander Sims [18th] 44pts
- 1 Victory
- 4 Podiums
- 8 Super Pole Appearances
- 1 Pole Position
- 1 Fastest Lap
- 2 Group Qualifying Poles
Next event: Rounds 14 & 15 – Berlin, Germany – 14-15 August 2021
About Mahindra Racing
Mahindra Racing is the Only Indian team to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the world’s first all-electric street racing series. With its breakthrough victory at the Berlin E-Prix 2017, Mahindra Racing has successfully registered its name among the multi-race winning bigshots and now has an impressive stats sheet.
Making India proud at an international front, Mahindra Racing is not only about pushing the limits at technological and innovative electric vehicle space but is also a beautiful amalgamation of excellent automotive capabilities and sustainable practice. It was the first Formula E team to be awarded the FIA Environmental Accreditation Three-Star rating and is the only team to be certified Net Zero Carbon footprint, establishing its image as an environment friendly racing group and inspiring others to do the same.
Commenting on the win, Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing, stated, “That is our fifth victory in Formula E, and it is sweet! Ever since we unloaded the car, Alex has been fast, and on it and he has been spectacular all weekend. A win and a podium, as well as a Pole Position and fastest in group qualifying, have shown the strength of the package here in London. To hear the Indian national anthem on the podium for the first time since Marrakesh in Season 5 was an unbelievably special moment. We are going to enjoy this result and look forward to ending the season on a high in Berlin – we’re right back in the hunt now.”
Berlin has been lucky for the Indian Racing team so far, and we truly hope that the streak continues and Mahindra emerges victorious yet again.