The Mahindra Racing Formula E Team is ready to hit the heart of London’s Battersea Park with drivers Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok this weekend. After a troubled season the Indian outfit hopes to finish the season on a high note.
Battersea Park will host not one but two races as the cars will take to the track on both Saturday and Sunday. The circuit itself is comprised of the exterior roads around the park and features 17 corners on the 2.9km anti-clockwise configuration. Anticipated to be quite a high speed circuit the narrow and slightly cambered track will likely provide some thrilling action over the course of two full days’ worth of racing.
The Visa London ePrix will signal the end of a thrilling opening season for the innovative electric racing series with Mahindra Racing looking ahead to the coming season; the team have already been testing their season two challenger, the M2Electro, on track in preparation.
Speaking of the London ePrix Chandhok said: “It’s going to be so cool to race in central London. I’ve been running around Battersea Park for years so it’s a bit surreal to imagine racing cars around there now. Until we have a race in India, this is pretty much my home race having lived in the UK for 13 years.
“It’s been a bit of a frustrating season in terms of unfulfilled potential I think for us, so it’ll be nice to sign off the season with some good results. There’s been a lot of hard work from everyone in Mumbai and Farnham over the past 18 months and everyone’s very motivated to end this first season on a high.”
Senna added: “The London ePrix should be a very special one, as it’s the first racing event happening inside London for many years, so we will likely see a great crowd and hopefully great racing too. From my perspective I’m hoping to get a strong result to finish the season on a high note.”
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