Mahindra Racing have announced that both Jerome D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein have been retained by the Indian squad for the forthcoming season.
The team revealed their 2019-20 car, the M6 Electro, and the unchanged line-up, including reserve driver Sam Dejonghe and Nick Heidfeld in his advisory role, at a special event in Germany this evening.
D’Ambrosio showed promising form from the start of last season, when he joined the team, scoring a podium in the opening round in Saudi Arabia, before going onto win the Marrakesh E-Prix, the Belgian’s first on-track win in the championship. He would remain in the top five for the majority of last year’s championship eventually slipping to eleventh after a poor end to the season.
“I really want to thank Mahindra Racing for last year and I am super happy to continue with the team,” said the Belgian. “We had an amazing start to season five and started to show the potential we have working together as one team. We know the second half of the season was challenging, but the fact that we are all sticking together for season six means we can come back stronger and consistently fight at the front for wins. I am really excited to be back and cannot wait to get the championship battle underway.”
Wehrlein was rookie last season, however got to grips with his M5 Electro, scoring a podium on his second outing in Chile and setting pole in a memorable Mexico City EPrix.
Wehrlein commented, “I am very happy to continue my relationship with Mahindra Racing. Last year was my rookie season and there were a lot of positives to take from that and build on for my second Formula E season.”
Mahindra also announced a long-term technology partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen AG, who will assist with chassis development, shock absorber provision and engineering services, commencing at the start of the new season.