Buenos Aires ePrix: Mahindra looking for double-points finish

Mahindra currently lie second in the constructor’s championship after clinching two podiums in the opening rounds of the season

Nick Heidfeld on track Credit: Spacesuit Media

Nick Heidfeld was third in Formula E’s first visit to Hong Kong, while teammate Felix Rosenqvist took his maiden pole and podium in Marrakesh.

Team principal Dilbagh Gill is confident of building on the team’s prior performances in Buenos Aires, where last year the team scored two top-ten finishes.

“Based on the combined experience of Nick and the team of the Puerto Madero circuit from the past two seasons, and Felix’s ability to hit the ground running, we are in a strong position to consolidate our second position in the Teams’ Championship and a good double points finish is what we would like to take away,” said Gill.

Heidfeld was eighth in the first race around Puerto Madero while racing with Venturi, and seventh a year later with Mahindra.

“I am excited to go back to race in Buenos Aires for the third time, especially with the package Mahindra Racing has this season,” said Heidfeld.

Nick Heidfeld Credit: Spacesuit Media

“We know that we can be up the front already from the first two races with my podium in Hong Kong and Felix’s performance in Marrakesh. The team has worked hard during the break and I hope this will give us another step forward.”

This weekend’s Buenos Aires race will only be rookie Rosenqvist’s third outing in the series, but so far the Swede has impressed with how quickly he has found his feet in Formula E.

Felix Rosenqvist Credit: Spacesuit Media

“Since many of the other drivers have raced in Buenos Aires before, we have worked really hard to make sure I can be as prepared as possible before we arrive in Argentina,” said Rosenqvist.

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the M3Electro cars and feeling refreshed and confident after a well-needed break. Everyone in the team has contributed to making the most of the time since Marrakesh and we are ready to bring everything together strongly.”

The Buenos Aires ePrix begins at 19:00 GMT on Saturday 18th February.

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