Mahindra Racing's Roberto Merhi: 'Points is the Target'

This weekend marks the last races of Formula E Season 9, and British racer Jake Dennis is gunning for the driver's title. Despite the difficulties, Roberto Merhi, driving for Mahindra, is keen to complete the season on a high note.

By Team autoX | on July 28, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

After a challenging weekend at the Rome E-Prix, Mahindra Racing heads to the London E-Prix with high hopes. Following Mahindra Racing's extension of their contract with Spanish driver Roberto Merhi till the conclusion of season 9, the Indian team and the Spaniard heads into the final rounds in London. It goes without saying that the Indian team and the driver want to finish Season 9 strong. For those who missed the Rome E-Prix, Mahiri and his teammate were both eliminated from the race. Merhi is sharing driving duties in the #8 Mahindra M9Electro with Lucas Di Grassi in the #11 car after a good debut with Mahindra Racing in the Jakarta E-Prix and another in the Southwire Portland E-Prix.

The season has been difficult, but Roberto Merhi is determined to finish strong by finishing in points during the London E-Prix doubleheader.

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Check out what Roberto Merhi has to say about his drive with Mahindra Racing in the 2023 Hankook London E-Prix:


I can’t believe this season with Mahindra Racing is almost over. The time has gone so fast since I joined ahead of Jakarta. It has been an honour to race for the team during the last half of the season, and while it has not always been easy results wise, I have learnt a lot from them and I have enjoyed working closely with the guys on my car, and the wider team. 

Looking ahead to London, it is another new venue for me and one that the rest of the grid knows well. The aim will be to learn the track quickly and then work with my engineers to get the best out of the car. We have done a lot of work since Rome to improve the car once again so hopefully we can have a better race in the UK, especially as it is the home race for many of the team members. Points is the target and I’d be delighted to finish my first Formula E stint with a good result.

My Rome weekend was disappointing. We lost a lot of track time early on, which I think put me on the back foot for Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  I also didn’t feel 100% comfortable with the car set up at the event, although I was able to safely bring the car home in race one whilst many were caught up in a nasty incident.  I was glad to see everyone safe. A technical issue put me out of the second race which was, again, disappointing. 

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The team have been working so hard constantly all season and they deserve the break that is coming up next. I know they will be back on it again soon for Season 10 though. The work never stops to keep improving.

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