The Mahindra Racing M9Electro Formula E car derives inspiration from Mahindra’s Born Electric platform design language.
Mahindra Racing has revealed the M9Electro Formula E car at the official pre-season test in Valencia, Spain. The Valencia pre-season test will take place from December 13-16. The Gen3 Mahindra M9Electro race car will have a new red and copper livery that will represent a close collaboration between the Mahindra Racing Team and its special design studio, Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (MADE). According to MADE, the design of the Gen3 livery is inspired by Mahindra's Born Electric platform design language. The brand-new Gen3 car will make its debut in Season 9, together with four new race locations.
Speaking about the livery, Asha Kharga, Chairperson, of Mahindra Racing, said, "I am delighted to launch our livery for the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship here in Valencia. The Gen3 livery takes inspiration from our Born Electric platform design language and marks the latest global colour trend in fashion, with the copper combining with the signature Mahindra red."
"Elements of the design pay homage to Mahindra Racing history and our previous successes, with others demonstrating our vision towards the Gen3 era of Formula E. We are especially excited to bring our cars to India in February to celebrate the inaugural Hyderabad E-Prix," Kharga added.
The pre-season test will be Frederic Bertrand's first public appearance as Mahindra Racing's new CEO, succeeding Dilbagh Gill. Additionally, Lucas di Grassi, a former Formula E champion, will be participating in Mahindra Racing along with Oliver Rowland, who is making a comeback. The Formula 2 race winner Jehan Daruvala will also be a part of the squad as a backup driver.
Mahindra Racing will maintain strong networking this season with Official Powertrain Partner ZF and E-fluids Partner Shell. The known Swiss watchmaker Maurice Lacroix is still the Official Timekeeper.