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Mahindra Racing Aiming for a Return to the Podium in Puebla E-Prix – Dilbagh Gill

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Dilbagh Gill, the Team Principal of Mahindra Racing, says a return to the podium is the aim for the team during this weekend’s Puebla E-Prix around the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed in Mexico.

Mahindra have twice seen their drivers stand on the podium during the 2020-21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season, with Alexander Sims taking second place in race two of the Rome E-Prix, while Alex Lynn took a third place in the second race of the Valencia E-Prix weekend.

Mexico has been kind to Mahindra Racing in Qualifying trim when they raced at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with Felix Rosenqvist and Pascal Wehrlein taking pole positions there during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons respectively.  However, their best race result in Mexico was a fourth-place finish for Jérôme d’Ambrosio in February 2019.

Gill, who has been encouraged by the performance of the new ZF powertrain so far this season, hopes this weekend in Puebla will see Mahindra finally break into the podium positions in the country.

“We’re heading to Mexico off the back of the run of races in which we scored two podiums in Rome and Valencia and a points-scoring result in Monaco, so we are ready to pick up where we left off with the objective of more podiums,” said Gill.

“We have been encouraged by our M7Electro package this season with our new ZF powertrain. For Mahindra Racing, Mexico has been the country we have visited and have had promising qualifying runs [two Poles in S4 and S5] elude us when it came to converting to race results, so we are looking to get the monkey off our back in Puebla.”

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