Mahindra Racing’s Alex Lynn wins the second round of London E-Prix
Round 13 of the ABB FIA Formula E-Prix at London was won by Mahindra Racing’s Alex Lynn after he started the race from P3 on the grid. This is Mahindra Racing’s first win this season and its fifth win in Formula E. Nyck De Vries (Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team) finished second and now currently leads the championship table while Mitch Evans finished P3 for Jaguar Racing.
Lynn was on flier at the narrow streets of London throughout the weekend and got the maximum out of the car at race two. Lynn was maintaining the P3 position in the race when Oliver Rowland took out Stoffel Vandoorne from the lead of the race and handed Lynn the lead. Following the crash of Antonio Felix Da Costa, Lucas Di Grassi took the benefit of the safety car, took to the pit lane line and managed to come out ahead of Lynn. Di Grassi was later shown the black flag at the end of the race for the infringement and Alex Lynn was awarded the victory of the race.
The other side of the Mahindra Racing garage didn’t have as good a weekend. Alexander Sims had a terrible time on the streets of London. In the second race, he started the race from P19 after a difficult qualifying session and picked up damage in the opening lap of the race yet again. He ended the weekend with a P16 finish. Mahindra Racing now stands at P7 in the constructors championship table with 122 points.
After the end of the London E-Prix, Alex Lynn summarised,“It’s hard to put my feelings into words to be honest! I can’t believe this has happened - it’s as special as it gets. Formula E has been an interesting journey for me, so to win is unbelievably special. We had to make it happen today and we did. I get the pleasure of driving the car and I’m thankful to the whole team; there’s not a group of guys and girls that doesn’t stay longer and wake up earlier than them so I’m thrilled for the whole team. This result comes off the back of yesterday’s Pole and podium, which already felt really good!”
The narrow circuit of London proved to be difficult for Alexander Sims after struggled through the weekend and failed to earn points in the two races. With a DNF and a P16 finish, Sims is on the back foot in the drivers championship table at P18 with 44 points while his teammate Alex rises to P6 with 78 points.
Team principal of Mahindra Racing, Dilbagh Gill said,” That is our fifth victory in Formula E and it is sweet! Ever since we unloaded the car, Alex has been fast and on it and he has been spectacular all weekend. A win and a podium, as well as a Pole Position and fastest in group qualifying has shown the strength of the package here in London. To hear the Indian national anthem on the podium for the first time since Marrakesh in Season 5 was an unbelievably special moment. We are going to enjoy this result and look forward to ending the season on a high in Berlin – we’re right back in the hunt now.”
With the team getting a much needed 44 points boost from the weekend, both Alex Lynn and Mahindra racing stand in striking distance to the front runners in the championship table. The last double header of the season will be held on the streets of Berlin, Germany from August 14. The race can be viewed on Formula E’s YouTube Channel and on Hotstar.