Exclusive: Lynn in consideration for 2021 Mahindra seat


Mahindra team principal Dilbagh Gill revealed that Alex Lynn is in contention for a 2021 seat with the team, in an interview with Formula E Zone.

Lynn was brought in to finish the current season following the decision of Pascal Wehrlein to depart with immediate effect.

Asked whether Lynn is in contention for the seat full-time, Gill said that he could be if he performs well in the remaining races.

Well if he does well for six races, then he has to be in consideration for the seat next season, but at this point in time, there is no commitment,” Gill said.

Gill also mentioned reserve drivers Nick Heidfeld and Sam Dejonghe.

“In terms of considerations, I think we were lucky to have a lot of options available at the time, and definitely Nick Heidfeld and Sam Dejonghe were included in that.

“But the main thing that we looked at was trying to find someone who had a bit of experience in the Gen 2 car and has had competitiveness experience. Lynn had this, as he raced for Virgin Racing and Jaguar in the series.

“We haven’ really had someone come in from somewhere else within the series that has new ideas and thoughts. Plus we were also looking at the future, as we could be looking at a driver that could potentially lead us into the next few years.”

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