Mahindra Racing has introduced its driver line-up for the Components E Championship Season 5 and the Indian crew has signed Jerome d’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein as its two drivers. The brand new drivers change Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld at Mahindra Racing, with the latter shifting into an advisory function inside the crew as a reserve and check driver. Rosenqvist will transfer into IndyCar for 2019 with Chip Ganassi Racing. D’Ambrosio, is already a Components E veteran, having received the championship twice and has been part of the championship since inception. The Belgian driver strikes from Dragon Racing to Mahindra.
Talking on becoming a member of ties with Mahindra Racing, D’Ambrosio mentioned, “I believe we’ve got an important crew and a very devoted bunch of individuals with the potential of doing one thing nice so I’m actually motivated to ensure that we obtain the outcomes that the crew deserves. I’ve recognized Dilbagh for the final 4 years and what the crew has achieved in that point is wonderful and has proven nice development and I need to ensure that continues.”
Wehrlein, in the meantime, is a 2015 DTM champion and is healthier recognized for his stint in Components 1 with Sauber. The German driver had confirmed earlier this 12 months to about his determination to mutually break up with Mercedes’ junior programme on the finish of this 12 months, clearly making means for his Components E debut.
Talking about his Components E entry, Wehrlein mentioned, “I am very completely satisfied to be becoming a member of Mahindra Racing. I had the primary assembly with Dilbagh in the summertime and met the crew for the primary time at a check occasion. It is a small crew however with actually excessive ambitions and I’ve the identical excessive ambitions.”
Each drivers shall be commencing the primary pre-season testing right now at Valencia within the all-new M5 Electro. The Season 5 challenger will get a totally new and slightly radical design, whereas efficiency and the electrical vary has improved too. With quicker vehicles, new drivers and extra fan boosts, there’s much more to stay up for within the upcoming Season.
Talking on the brand new drivers and the fifth season of the all-electric sport, Mahindra Racing Staff Principal, Dilbagh Gill mentioned, “Final season we had a really robust begin and have been in championship competition. To draw and retain drivers of this calibre exhibits Mahindra Racing’s future potential and intention and I can’t wait to get out on observe in Saudi Arabia to start our 2018/19 marketing campaign.”
The 2018-19 Components E Season 5 is all set to start out on December 15 this 12 months in a first-ever race in Saudi Arabia. The season runs for 13 races with the grand finale held in New York on July 14, 2019. This season will see the electrical race vehicles full in your entire race in a single automotive, with no extra mid-race automotive swaps. Lots of wheel-to-wheel motion is anticipated within the forthcoming season.