Let’s hear it for M4Electro Race for Mahindra Racing. For it also took the flag for the FIA Formula E Championship. First of all, it was also held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend. Thereby setting a brand new open-wheel eRecord in the process.
Challenging Race for M4Electro
Challenging convention, the team also took the unprecedented step in the M4Electro Race. I mean of debuting its brand new, as yet unraced. Yet, that M4Electro race in public for the first time was a show. After this race, the M4Electro is also driving for all 2017-18 Formula E season. One that raced up the famous Goodwood hill. That’s most noteworthy with Nick Heidfeld at the wheel.
Nick Heidfeld Drove
Heidfeld, who drove the M4Electro in the race; also holds the outright record on the hillclimb. For he was set about laying a brand new M4Electro benchmark this race. It was also an ambitious challenge. However, it was one that Mahindra Racing and the German driver tackled. I mean with so much confidence.
Running up the hill on each of the four days of the popular event, Heidfeld cut several seconds off his time on each attempt. That’s culminating in his now-official record of 48.59 seconds. All which was set on Sunday afternoon with all eyes on the M4Electro – at the event and online.
M4Electro Competed in this Race
In addition to demonstration runs, the M4Electro race competed in the final shoot out. All against a field of forty-two. All which included a wide variety of cars ranging from the Le Mans GT winning Aston Martin. I mean to Euro-NASCARs, and a Porsche 911 GTE Cup. Thereby ultimately setting the fifth-fastest lap.
In between the runs, the team’s brand new M4Electro was present as part of the Sky Sports F1 pitlane showcase. That’s so offering ardent fans the opportunity to learn more about the Formula E Championship and Mahindra Racing’s next generation challenger.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is renowned for attracting the cutting edge of automotive brands, motorsport teams and drivers, past and present, but this was arguably the first time that a team had sent its future racecar up the legendary hill. The M4Electro will race for the first time later this year, when the 2017-18 FIA Formula E Championship gets underway, so it is an impressive feat for the car already to be a record year!
Source: Mahindra Racing
3 July 2017, Oxford