• Thursday , 19 October 2017

Felix Rosenqvist returns for second Formula E season with Mahindra Racing

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Felix Rosenqvist will be back for a second season of racing in the FIA Formula E Championship, extending his deal with Mahindra Racing to cover the 2017-18 campaign.

Rosenqvist’s renewed agreement comes on the back of a highly successful rookie season in the all-electric championship, with the Swede taking Mahindra Racing’s first-ever Formula E win at the Berlin ePrix and claiming another four podiums on his way to third place in the standings.

“I’m thrilled to be back for a second season in Formula E, and to extend my relationship with Mahindra Racing,” says Felix Rosenqvist. “That was our mutual intention from the very beginning, and we’ve already completed a series of promising tests with the new M4Electro in recent months. Moving into the new season, I will draw on everything I learned in 2016-17 to try and lift us to the next level. It will be a massive challenge in stiff competition, but we have a solid foundation and are all fully committed to taking the fight to the very best.” 

25-year-old Rosenqvist will contest the up-coming Formula E campaign as part of an unchanged driver line-up at Mahindra Racing, with Germany’s Nick Heidfeld also staying on for another season.

”Felix produced an incredible rookie performance last season, unrivalled so far in this championship,” says Mahindra Racing team principal Dilbagh Gill. “He was the one who gave us our first Formula E win, and – together with the efforts of Nick – he has been instrumental in Mahindra Racing’s recent transformation into a proper frontunning operation. We’re thrilled that both Nick and Felix will remain with us next season and I’m confident that our new race car, the M4Electro, will prove to be our strongest yet and enable us to fight for wins and championships.”

The 2017-18 FIA Formula E Championship is set to feature 14 races across five different continents, kicking off with a double-header event in Hong Kong – where Felix Rosenqvist set the VISA Fastest Lap last year – on December 2-3.

New additions to the calendar include races on the streets of Santiago (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil) and Rome (Italy). The season will conclude with a pair of double-header meetings in New York (USA) and Montreal (Canada) in the summer of 2018.

 

CALENDAR – FORMULA E 2017-18

Hong Kong ePrix
Race 1&2 | December 2-3

Marrakesh ePrix
Race 3 | January 13

Santiago ePrix
Race 4 | February 3

Mexico City ePrix
Race 5 | March 3

São Paulo ePrix
Race 6 | March 17

Rome ePrix
Race 7 | April 14

Paris ePrix
Race 8 | April 28

TBA
Race 9 | May 19

TBA
Race 10 | June 9

New York City ePrix
Race 11&12 | July 7-8

Montreal ePrix
Race 13&14 | July 28-29

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