Mahindra Racing mark turning five years old in Berlin this week and are looking celebrate at a track which has ‘special memories’ for the team.
Pascal Wehrlein is heading into his first home race in Formula E, off the back of two Superpole appearances and a fourth-place finish in Monaco.
After a strong performance in Monaco, Wehrlein is confident that the team are heading in the right direction.
“It feels like everything is going in the right direction for the remaining races,” sais Wehrlein. “We’ve been in Super Pole the last two races and started from the front row in Monaco, so we’ve found the right tools again on the car to be able to fight at the top.”
Although the nature of the track might prove to cause some issues, Wehrlein is remaining optimistic and hopes to create a memorable weekend.
“Berlin seems like a difficult track because it’s quite bumpy and on an old airfield, so the grip won’t be high. This race is going to special to me with it being home and I know it has special memories for Mahindra Racing so hopefully, we’ll be able to create a great weekend together.”
After finishing 11th in Monaco, Jérôme D’Ambrosio is looking to fight for points again at the track in which he won the inaugural Berlin E-Prix in season one.
“I really want to get back in the points and, for the first time in season five,” said D’Ambrosio. “I will be looking to maximise the opportunities that qualifying in Group 2 brings. The unpredictability this year in Formula E means anything can happen; our focus will be getting the best performance possible out of the car on race day.”
Team Principal Dilbagh Gill echoed the special memories for the team in Berlin and hopes it will give the team an extra boost.
“We celebrate five years at Mahindra Racing this week,” said Gill. “I can think of nowhere more special to celebrate than Berlin, which is a special place for us; the team and Jérôme all hold fond memories of the Tempelhof track and we scored our first race victory there. With it also being Pascal’s home E-Prix, I am sure that there will be an extra-special boost from the grandstands.”