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Rosenqvist signs for Mahindra in FIA Formula E

Reigning FIA Formula 3 European Champion will contest Formula E Season Three alongside Nick Heidfeld
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Another star driver has today (22 August) been added to the roster for the third FIA Formula E Championship season which begins on 9 October in Hong Kong, as Felix Rosenqvist joins the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team.

The Swedish ace has a strong pedigree in FIA single-seaters, having won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2015 and the Macau Grand Prix twice in 2014 and 2015 – a feat which will surely prove valuable on the unique city street circuits of the Formula E Championship.

With an imperious run of 15 straight podium finishes in the final five events of last year – including five back-to-back wins – he sealed the F3 title with a round to spare. This step for Rosenqvist further reinforces the position of F3 as the preeminent driver development formula, preparing the next generation for the highest levels of motor sport.

The 24-year-old is now taking on the new challenge of FIA Formula E, an elite international championship featuring competition from some of the top drivers, manufacturers and teams. With ground-breaking technologies that demonstrate the potential of sustainable mobility, the series provides a unique challenge for all of the drivers and an impressive, informative spectacle for fans lining the city street tracks.

Felix Rosenqvist said: “I’m thrilled to join Mahindra Racing at this exciting time. Racing in Formula E will be something genuinely brand new to me. It’s a step into the unknown, but I’ve had a very warm welcome by Mahindra Racing and I have a strong and experienced team-mate in Nick.

“I’ve tested the car already and I look forward to intensifying our preparations during the two pre-season tests at Donington. I love new challenges and this is going to be a massive one, for sure. I’m fully aware that it will take some time to learn the trade of electric racing, as the technology in Formula E is so different to what I’m accustomed.

“You need to be fast, as always, but you also have to be clever and energy-efficient. I also find the calendar highly exciting. We’ll be racing on street tracks in some incredible locations, and I can’t wait for Hong Kong.”

Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, added: We are thrilled to welcome Felix to the Mahindra Racing family, and of course to welcome Nick back for another season. As an FIA Formula 3 champion and accomplished driver across a number of race series, Felix has proven his skill on many levels and, crucially, tight street circuits such as Macau.

“In season three of the FIA Formula E Championship, we want to maintain the momentum built in season two. Our first podiums are behind us and our aim is now set much higher. The new M3Electro has undergone extensive testing in the hands of both Nick and Felix in Spain, and we look forward to continuing our car preparations at Donington this week.”