Mahindra completes Formula E and Moto3 demo run at Buddh

Mahindra Racing demonstrated its racing machines at the Buddh International Circuit, with Nick Heidfeld and Danny Webb behind the wheels of M2Electro and MGP30 respectively.

Mahindra completes Formula E and Moto3 demo run at Buddh
Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing and Danny Webb, Mahindra MGP30
Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing
Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing
Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing
Danny Webb, Mahindra MGP30 and Mufaddal Choonia, Mahindra Racing SPA CEO

The promotional event, which doubled up as a filming day for Mahindra, was primarily held to showcase Mahindra’s capabilities to the media and generate awareness about the technologies used in their machines.

”First and foremost we have the vehicles here for people to see,’’ Mahindra Formula E team principal Dilbagh Gill told Motorsport.com.“After Auto Expo, it was a good time to showcase the vehicles here.

“After Auto Expo, it was a good time to showcase the vehicles here.

“And right now, with the diesel issues happening in Delhi, it’s a good medium to talk about mobility solutions,” he added.

Both Heidfeld and Bruno Senna were scheduled to run at BIC, but the latter had to spend the event on the sidelines due to problems with his seat.

The Mahindra drivers had come for the event on the back of a fine double point finish at Buenos ePrix.

They spent the last two days doing promotional work for Mahindra, which included a visit to the Delhi Auto Expo.

Along with the Formula E regulars, 2013 Asia-Pacific Rally champion Gaurav Gill, having strong ties with Mahindra, also got a taste of the M2Electro to end the day's proceedings at BIC.

The event also marked the first public outing of the new MGP30 Moto3 bike with Mahindra's test rider Webb. The bike was launched last week at the Auto Expo.

shares
comments
Alain Prost: "We need new rules, not only in one area" of Formula 1

Previous article

Alain Prost: "We need new rules, not only in one area" of Formula 1

Next article

Adam Carroll: The full story of the Buenos Aires 'super sub'

Adam Carroll: The full story of the Buenos Aires 'super sub'
Load comments
How Formula E stood up to F1 comparisons in Monaco Prime

How Formula E stood up to F1 comparisons in Monaco

OPINION: It was no surprise to anybody that the laptimes achieved by Formula E cars on the full Monaco circuit were much slower than Formula 1. But perhaps the more relevant comparison was in the racing spectacle, where FE delivered in spades.

Formula E
May 12, 2021
How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover Prime

How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover

Formula E faced much criticism in the wake of its maligned Valencia event. In need of a turnaround, the series' first use of Monaco's iconic Formula 1 layout provided it with the injection of thrills required to clear the fog that had enveloped the paddock.

Formula E
May 11, 2021
Why Formula E's Valencia fiasco undermines engineering talent Prime

Why Formula E's Valencia fiasco undermines engineering talent

FIA president Jean Todt wanted more Formula E coverage in the media, and got his wish when the opening Valencia E-Prix proved farcical. Despite attempts to spin the race as teams failing to get their sums right, Formula E and its governing body cannot escape blame - especially when trying to get teams to commit long-term.

Formula E
Apr 27, 2021
How Valencia E-Prix farce gave Formula E an image problem Prime

How Valencia E-Prix farce gave Formula E an image problem

Formula E was under the microscope at Valencia, on its first visit to a permanent circuit. But after a mere nine drivers were left classified following Saturday's Valencia E-Prix, the electric championship once more faced criticism after rising energy deductions and miscalculations produced a farcical affair.

Formula E
Apr 25, 2021
How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome Prime

How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome

Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow

Formula E
Apr 12, 2021
What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future Prime

What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future

Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits.

Formula E
Mar 24, 2021
Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start Prime

Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start

With the new Formula E season belatedly getting underway in Saudi Arabia, the championship appeared to try to make up for lost time with an overspill of action and controversy on and off the track. While some talking points could have serious repercussions, it was an explosive opener for many reasons.

Formula E
Mar 1, 2021
The eight major plotlines to watch in Formula E 2021 Prime

The eight major plotlines to watch in Formula E 2021

The delayed 2020-21 Formula E season gets underway this week with a double-header in Saudi Arabia. The testing times were too close to call a favourite, but that's not the only area of interest to follow as the championship enters a crucial year

Formula E
Feb 25, 2021