Alex Lynn and Mahindra Racing finish third at London E-Prix
Round 12 of the ABB FIA Formula E was a unique race which introduced the first indoor/outdoor race track on the Formula E calendar. Mahindra Racing had a bitter sweet experience in the race as Alex Lynn finished third while Alexander Sims retired from the race after a collision with Mitch Evans. Jake Dennis won the race after a comfortable drive to victory and Nyck De Vries came in second after charging through the field from P9. Mahindra Racing now stands at eighth in the constructors championship table.
Alex Lynn started from pole in the London E-Prix and maintained the lead of the race with a good holeshot. But at the same time, Alexander Sims had a decent start from P8 but crashed into the wall after Mitch Evans drove into the back of his car on the first lap. Soon, the race was slowed down with a double yellow flag and Sims had to retire from the race. Lynn maintained the lead for most of the race, but the rear tyres of the Mahindra Racing car started to lose grip. This is a problem that the team has been suffering with throughout the season. During the latter stages of the race, Lynn had to concede the lead of the race to Jake Dennis and eventually had to settle in for P3 after being overtaken by a charging Nyck De Vries.
Sam Bird retired from the race early on and could not score any points in this round. He is still in the lead on the drivers championship table with 81 points but now is just a point ahead of Antonio Felix Da Costa. Alex Lynn and Alexander Sims P16 and P18 at the table with 52 and 44 points respectively. Overall, Mahindra Racing moved up from P10 to P8 in the constructor championship table with 96 points.
Mahindra Racing has the pace to compete in the streets of London and have another chance to prove themselves as the Round 13 of the Formula E championship will be held in London again. The race can be viewed on YouTube and Hotstar at 6pm IST.