Alexander Sims: London calling

By Alexander Sims | on July 29, 2022

Alexander is feeling confident as he's set to take on a slightly revised track on his home turf: London.

It’s the penultimate event in the 2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship and we’re heading to my home round: the London E-Prix. It is another double-header and takes place at the ExCel Area in the East end of the city – it’s a complex track with lots of tight corners, changes in elevation, a range of surfaces… and this year there’s a new challenge.

Firstly, I think we’re all relieved to be heading to slightly cooler conditions – after the gruelling heat in Jakarta, Marrakesh and New York, the familiar English summer will be of some relief to the team. It’s a track we’ve performed well at – last year we took pole, a race win and a podium with my sister car – and we’re carrying good momentum from our fourth-place finish in New York so we’re feeling confident we are able to take a decent result.

The more eagle-eyed of you will have noticed a change to the track for this year’s races. The tight hairpin complex has been replaced with a pair of chicanes, which might limit an overtaking opportunity but should also reduce collisions, as you may recall it was somewhat of a crash hotspot. After a few days on the sim, I’m happy to report that the new layout has excellent flow and is really fun to drive so I’m chomping at the bit to get back out there! 

Keep an eye on the Mahindra Racing social channels to follow our performance over the weekend and to see exclusive and behind-the-scenes content. You can also Fanboost me, giving me an extra power boost during the race.

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