The Mahindra Racing Formula E Team announced that Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist will join Nick Heidfeld as part of a revised driver line-up for the team’s third season in the FIA Formula E Championship.
Rosenqvist, 24, joins Mahindra Racing on the back of impressive performances which saw him win the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. More recently, in July, he came second overall in the Spa 24 Hours.
Rosenqvist and Heidfeld have already acquired a taste for the new M3Electro, which will make its race debut at the season three opener in Hong Kong in October. The duo aims to build on the team’s success from the second season of Formula E. After scoring two podiums and seven double-points finishes, Mahindra Racing has even higher hopes for season three.
Mahindra Racing completed nearly 2,200km of running over 15 days of testing in July across multiple tracks in Spain.
German driver Heidfeld continues with Mahindra Racing for season three after delivering the team’s first ever podium finish at the Beijing ePrix in 2015. He has been instrumental in the development of the M3Electro and completed over half of the distance covered in testing.
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.”