Donington, Aug 10: German racing driver Nick Heidfeld has joined Mahindra Racing for the 2015-16 season of Formula E.
The 38-year-old will drive the team’s second generation car — the M2Electro — for the second season of the all-electric racing series. Earning more than 250 points over an 11-year Formula 1 career and competing in every race of the iugural Formula E season, the German has a strong reputation of competing at the highest level. “I am very excited to join Mahindra Racing for the second Formula E season. Mahindra’s high ambitions are aligned with lessons learned from season one and actions taken for year two,” said Heidfeld, who raced for Venturi last season, on Monday. “When I tested the M2Electro in Spain, I found a determined team that shares my racing passion. My target is to win and I believe our combined experience and skills will ensure we maximise our chances.”
Mahindra Racing enters the second season as one of eight manufacturers developing its own electric powertrain to power its quartet of cars. IANS