Mahindra Racing Encourage Fans to Help Design ePrix Circuit


2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship. Buenos Aires ePrix, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Friday 5 February 2016. Bruno Senna (BRA), Mahindra Racing M2ELECTRO. Photo: Zak Mauger/LAT/Formula E ref: Digital Image _L0U0019

Mahindra Racing has announced that they are running a competition that will allow fans to submit designs for a future New Delhi ePrix.

After a visit to the Buddh International Circuit, the team are encouraging fans to get involved with a competition via their social media accounts that will give their fans the chance to design a possible circuit which could be home to an FIA Formula E ePrix in India – the Mahindra Racing team’s home.

“We are looking for a track that is approximately two to three kilometers long, with 8 to 12 turns and space for a pit lane and our garages,” said Team Principal, Dilbagh Gill. “We are inviting fans to share their ideas on Facebook and Twitter. It can be a sketch, a map, a photo or simply a piece of writing, but we want to accelerate this project and get the race to India.

We have also reserved some exciting prizes for our favourite ideas, so I am looking forward to see what all the Mahindra Racing fans out there come up with.”

The team admit that they have received a letter of intent from the Government in Delhi, pledging support to a possible ePrix in the city of New Delhi.

Ali Russell, Director of Media and Communications at Formula E, said: “…Formula E is a truly global sport with races spread across four continents.

As a new racing series, Formula E acts as a platform to promote sustainable mobility and alternative energy solutions. India is a perfect example of an important emerging market that would raise the profile and production of electric vehicles.”