After accidents marred morning’s qualifying session and Rosenqvist started from the back of the grid, the Swedish driver moved up to fifth during a hardly-fought race in Punta del Este (Uruguay). Heidfeld’s race came to an early end
Mahindra Racing and Felix Rosenqvist keep all-electric FIA Formula E title fight alive after Round 5 of the series in the streets of Punta del Este (Uruguay). The M4ELECTRO cars of Mahindra Racing, which are run in collaboration with QEV Technologies – in which Campos Racing forms part of the shareholding and also provides its staff and technology-, showed competitive form once again with Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld at the wheel.
Qualifying session was particularly challenging with several accidents hampering the regular running. It was particularly the case of Rosenqvist and Heidfeld, they both hitting the wall and preventing from making furthers improvements on the grid. Finally, several penalties did put Rosenqvist 12th and Heidfeld 17th on the starting grid.
Later in the race, Rosenqvist and Heidfeld avoided early incidents but soon “Quick” Nick stopped on the track and his race ended early. Rosenqvist was luckier and, after a safety car period in the opening laps, overtook André Lotterer still gaining three other places later. A quick pit stop at the right moment put Rosenqvist ahead of Daniel Abt and finally the driver racing in Mahindra Racing colors took the checkered flag in 5th place.
After the fifth event of the series, Rosenqvist lies second in the Drivers’ standings on 79 points. Mahindra Racing also sits second in the Teams’ standings on 100 points.
The sixth round of the FIA Formula E will take place in Rome (Italy) on April 14.