Nick Heidfeld has moved to Mahindra Racing for the second Formula E season, partnering Bruno Senna. The signing was announced today by the Indian team
The German raced for Monaco-based Venturi in the first season in what turned out to be a frustrating campaign for both team and driver. Heidfeld showed that he could be blisteringly quick and particularly efficient, yet mistakes and bad luck robbed both he and the team of any consistency in results.
Heidfeld is hoping that Mahindra Racing will bring him a better platform in season two, with a significant backer in the Mahindra group, race operations run by Campos (the team that took NextEV TCR and Nelson Piquet to the first drivers’ title) and a new powertrain.
“I am very excited to join Mahindra Racing for the second Formula E season,” Heidfeld said. “Mahindra’s high ambitions are aligned with lessons learned from season one and actions taken for year two. When I tested the M2Electro in Spain, I found a determined team that shares my racing passion. My target is to win and I believe our combined experience and skills will ensure we maximise our chances.”