Marking a red letter day in Indian motorsport history, Mahindra Racing won their first race in the German e-Prix in the seventh round of the championship. The double header weekend held at the Templehofring street circuit saw the Indian team producing excellent results.
Rookie Swede Felix Rosenqvist has been one of the breakout stars of the season so far as he drove the wheels off his M3Electro racer to hand Mahindra Racing their first ever victory on Saturday. To make the celebrations even better, teammate Nick Heidfeld joined Felix on the bottom step of the podium.
Sunday hosted the eight round of the championship wherein Felix was able to bag his second pole position of his relatively short Formula e career. He beat championship leader Sebastien Buemi in Super Pole by 0.098 seconds. Heidfeld however suffered from a sensor malfunction and hence was forced to start the race from dead last.
Felix was all set to make it two wins over the weekend but he was slapped with a 10second time penalty for an unsafe release in the pits. Thus, Buemi won yet another race this year with Felix relegated to second. Meanwhile Heidfeld produced one of the drives of the season making his way through the pack to earn a crucial point by finishing tenth.
With the fantastic results, Felix sits third in the championship standings with 86 points as Heidfeld lies fifth with 63 points. Mahindra Racing have solidified their constructor’s third spot with a tally of 149 points, 22 shy of second placed Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport.