The third race of the 2019/20 FIA Formula E Championship held in Santiago, Chile, saw Pascal Wehrlein finishing just off the podium in fourth place, to open his points account for this season. Braving the searing heat, Pascal Wehrlein and his teammate Jerome D’Ambrosio battled tough conditions in the South American country.
Post the qualifying sessions, Pascal was placed sixth, advancing to Super Pole, where he set the third fastest time in the shoot-out to line up on the second row. In the race, Pascal had a fantastic start to pass Maxmilian Günther for second place, and held the position until lap 16. The second half of the race saw six drivers battle for poll positions in the last 15 laps. Pascal overtook Nick De Vries and crossed the finishing line in fourth place.
Jerome D’Ambrosio who started the race at the 20th position, stealthily drove his way up to the 15th position by lap 7.
Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing, said, “We were on the podium in Santiago last year and we really wanted to repeat this feat but we are buoyed by a strong result from Pascal, which we aim to build on in the next round in Mexico City. There were some positives; this race has shown two years in a row that it is a race of high attrition and it’s a positive to get two cars to the end. We showed good energy management, thermal management and Attack Mode strategy; besides speed and competitiveness. We will take the positives and improve the areas we need to work on with the firm aim of a podium in Mexico.”
Mahindra Racing has 14 championship points and aims to build on a strong result at the next race in four weeks in Mexico City. In Season Six, fourteen races will take place over five continents, with the first two races held in Riyadh.
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