Mahindra Racing recorded their biggest ever points haul in Formula E by scoring 22 points through Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna in the Long Beach race. Starting in P4 and P10, Heidfeld and Senna showed strong energy management and race pace to finish in fourth and fifth position respectively.
The result sees Mahindra Racing closing the gap with the team ahead. With five races remaining, Mahindra Racing have already surpassed their total points tally from the inaugural season.
Heidfeld said: “I am happy that we scored the best finish in the team’s history today. Most importantly, I think we are progressing well.
“A lot of work has been done to achieve this performance and we will continue to push as a team for better results.
“I want to thank the fans for their support in voting for me to win FanBoost. After the safety car came in I used the FanBoost to fight for third position but it wasn’t quite enough to complete the move. I’m grateful to everyone who voted.”
Team boss Dilbagh Gill added: “Today I can say we achieved exactly what we planned to do. We have pushed to develop the car and regain the ground we lost in some recent races. The result shows that we have built up that momentum again. To achieve our best ever finish in the process is the icing on the cake. I’m looking forward to the European races to continue this pace of improvement and progress further toward the front of the pack”.