The FIA Formula E Championship is once again set to make history as the series prepares itself for racing in the Russian capital, Moscow. The ninth round of the championship will see Mahindra Racing drivers Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok tackle Russian roads as the championship races in full view of some of the city’s most famous landmarks in and around Red Square.
The track is expected to throw up some exciting challenges and battles for positions as the 20-strong field of world class drivers battle around the 2.39km configuration complete with hairpins and 90 degree corner – all of which will likely shake up the order.
Constantly watching over them in the background of all racing action this weekend will be the impressive and imposing sight of the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral – both of which have become tourist hotspots. The Formula E cars will stream around Red Square in front of what is expected to be a large crowd as the capital welcomes electric racing for the very first time.
Mahindra Racing will be looking to make the most of the action in Russia and move up the championship standings as a result.
Speaking in anticipation of the weekend Senna said: “I’m excited about racing in Moscow. It’s a very cool place to be and it will definitely be amazing to race next to an important and historic site like the Red Square. I am confident that lots of fans will turn up to watch this race. I have only been to Sochi in Russia and it was a great place, but I’m really looking forward to seeing Moscow!”
Chandhok added: “I have good memories of Moscow – I went there in 2011 for an F1 demo and the turnout was incredible. The fans were supportive and because we’re racing in pretty much the same place as the demo I expect that the support will be brilliant as well for Formula E. I’ve been on the simulator and the brackdrop with the Kremlin will make for amazing viewing and racing – especially coupled with some good overtaking opportunities and straights on track. Overall we know we have a bit of work to do this weekend to recover from Berlin but we’ll have a reset now and approach the final three races with the intention of fighting higher up the grid.”
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