FIA Formula E: Mahindra Racing’s on the move
Team Principal Dilbagh Gill talks us through the hows, the whys and the what’s nexts of the team’s tryst with all-electric racing
Mahindra Racing’s first ever season in the FIA Formula E championship was one of great disappointment. But perhaps more importantly, it was one of great learning. As a team, they were definitely unhappy with their performance during Season 1. For starters, they’d initially said that they didn’t just want to make up the numbers on the grid. However, when the season ended and they finished eighth out of ten teams, it became evident that they hadn’t been able to avoid this ignominious fate. It would thus have to be back to the drawing...
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