For the upcoming season of Formula E racing tournament Mahindra Racing shook the racing world with replacing its star racer Karun Chandhok with Nick Hiedfeld who will represent the company during the event to take place in October this year. Mahindra group is the only Indian presence in the tournament and millions of Indians have huge expectations from the Mahindra group to hoist the Indian flag in the tournament as the winner. However, removal of the Indian origin racer has been met with slight criticism but Mahindra is expected to handle it quite well. Mahindra racing confirmed the arrival of Nick Hiedfeld in the team and also stated that another star racer Bruno Senna will be continuing with the team.
Nick is a big name when it comes to the car racing universe. He is participating in formula 1 since a long time and has already finished 13 Formula 1 podiums. He was formerly associated to the Ventury Squad into the foundational Formula E season where he finished at the 12th spot in the driver’s standings. His track record has been quite impressive overall. Mahindra officials were spotted saying that they are quite satisfied with the arrival of Nick into their team, his driving abilities are well known and he will prove to be a great asset to the company.
While Nick reportedly said that he is extremely happy and excited to join one of the best teams in the second season of a world famous tournament. He also said that Mahindra Racing has prepared quite well and learned a lot while participating in the first season and their preparation will prove to be fruitful. He also thanked the officials of the Mahindra group who thought that he was suitable for the job. He further added that he will try his best in order to maintain the faith of the officials.
He also said that when he got a chance to test the brand new M2Electro in Spain, he found a team that was equally strong willed and passionate about the entire car racing thing. He also said that he is extremely grateful to get a chance to work with one of the best teams in the car racing world and promised that he has only one target in his mind, that is to win the championship to make his team proud and he believes that given the combined experience of both the team and the company, it will prove a lot helpful in order to ensure the top prize in the widely famous tournament.
The team principal for the Mahindra Racing, Mr. Dilbagh Gill said that Nick will be bringing a lot of experience and skills with him as everyone was impressed with the way he performed in the inaugural season. He also said that Mahindra is eyeing the top prize this season and given the fact that we have prepared quite well for the tournament, the target doesn’t seem hard now.
Mahindra had made the announcement right before the pre-season testing.