Mahindra Racing has announced a partnership with Magneti Marelli which will see the Italian engineering firm help develop their powertrain for season three.
Magenti Marelli already provide technical support to several Formula 1 teams for their energy recovery systems, and will be using their expertise to develop specialised powertrain components for next season’s Mahindra M3Electro.
The deal also includes a commercial partnership, with the Magneti Marelli logo appearing on the car for the remainder of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship season.
Announcing the deal in Paris ahead of tomorrow’s ePrix, Team Principal of Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, Dilbagh Gill, said: “Mahindra Racing has developed a very strong relationship with Magneti Marelli over the past few months while developing our powertrain for the next season.”
“As an established EV manufacturer and an FIA Formula E manufacturer, we have a mandate to drive the future of EV technology, and that begins with developing the most innovative ideas and components. We have found a shared ambition in Magneti Marelli and we look forward to the first test of the M3Electro.”
Roberto Dalla, Motorsport Director at Magneti Marelli said, “We are proud of the partnership with the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team in the very important and challenging FIA Formula E Championship. Magneti Marelli has brought innovative technologies to multiple racing categories. Formula E allows us to exploit our knowledge in strategic components for hybrid and electric propulsion.”
“Performance, efficiency and reliability are going to be key elements to race in season three and we believe that the solution developed with Mahindra Racing will be able to demonstrate the capabilities of Mahindra and Magneti Marelli which will help the team to be successful in the FIA Formula E Championship.”