Nick Heidfeld aims to set the open-wheel electric benchmark in the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. The German driver takes part in the hillclimb with Mahindra Racing’s season four car, the M4Electro. To date the vehicle has only been tested privately. 

The season four cars are not scheduled to make their official debut until pre-season testing later this year, but Mahindra Racing is excited to be the first team to unveil the next generation of Formula E car. The car will feature a single gear for the first time.

With Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing scored its maiden Formula E win in Berlin earlier this month.

“We’re excited to bring Nick and the M4Electro to Goodwood in a bid to set the fastest open-wheel electric record on the hillclimb,” Mahindra Racing Team Principal Dilbagh Gill said.

“We are always looking to push the boundaries as a team and we couldn’t think of a better way to introduce the season four challenger to fans and automotive enthusiasts alike than at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.”
 
Heidfeld is currently the course record holder at Goodwood after setting a time of 41.6 seconds in a McLaren MP4/13 in 1999. If successful, Heidfeld will be the first driver to hold two records at Goodwood.
 
The M4Electro won’t be the only electric vehicle taking part. Rimac Automobili announced that it will enter its hypercar Concept_One.

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