Ex-Method 1 drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Jerome d’Ambrosio will compete for Mahindra Racing within the 2018/19 Method E championship.
Wehrlein, who raced for Manor and Sauber in F1 earlier than shedding his seat to Charles Leclerc and returning to the DTM collection in gained in 2015 for this season, will make his FE debut for the Indian workforce.
Former Marussia Virgin Racing F1 driver d’Ambrosio switches to Mahindra after racing in FE’s first 4 seasons with the Dragon squad.
“I’m very joyful to be becoming a member of Mahindra,” mentioned Wehrlein.
“I had the primary assembly with Dilbagh [Gill, team principal] in the summertime and met the workforce for the primary time at a take a look at occasion.
“It’s a small workforce however with actually excessive ambitions and I’ve the identical excessive ambitions.
“I need to obtain the absolute best outcomes and I’ve a sense the workforce is the correct setting for me. I’m trying ahead to the season and I’ll give my greatest.”
D’Ambrosio added: “I’m tremendous excited to affix Mahindra Racing.
“I’ve recognized some folks within the workforce for greater than ten years and haven’t managed to work along with them but and now we’re going to have that chance, which is a good prospect.
“I believe we now have an ideal workforce and a extremely 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 workforce deserves.
“I’ve recognized Dilbagh for the final 4 years and what the workforce has achieved in that point is wonderful and has proven nice development and I need to ensure that continues.”
Wehrlein and d’Ambrosio will kind an all new line-up for Mahindra in FE’s fifth season, with its drivers for the final two campaigns – Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld, who had raced for the squad since season two – transferring on to new phases of their respective careers.
Rosenqvist will race in IndyCar in 2019, whereas Heidfeld has taken up a brand new place as a particular advisor to Mahindra, and also will act because the workforce’s official take a look at and reserve driver.
“I’m actually thrilled to have the ability to announce what I consider is without doubt one of the most enjoyable and dynamic driver line-ups on the grid, packed filled with expertise,” mentioned Gill.
“We’re delighted that Pascal will be a part of the workforce as he begins a brand new racing problem in Method E.
“As a younger and enthusiastic but extremely skilled driver, he’s a priceless addition to the workforce.
“Having Jerome be a part of Mahindra Racing together with his years of expertise and a number of wins on this championship is one thing we’re additionally extraordinarily enthusiastic about.
“He’s very motivated to deliver success to Mahindra and has already been working arduous behind the scenes getting ready for the season.
“Lastly, we couldn’t be happier that Nick stays inside the Mahindra household. His contribution to the workforce has been immeasurable.”
Mahindra has additionally revealed an up to date livery for its M5Electro Gen2 machine.