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Talent scout: Helping judge the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award

As the nights draw in and the ‘traditional’ motorsport season comes to a close, we welcome one of the industry’s most renowned nights, the Autosport Awards. I was honoured to be a finalist and then win the award in 2008, and now I’m in the privileged position of being a judge on the panel.

Formula E season reflections: Five things I’ve learned

My first season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will certainly be memorable! There were huge highs and some pretty low lows along the way, but as a team we made it through the turbulent times and got to celebrate together with a podium at the season finale in New York.

Munich to the Bern E-Prix… in an i3

Ahead of the Bern E-Prix in Switzerland, I took my first road trip in a pure electric BMW i3. Having completed my race preparation at BMW Motorsport’s facilities in Munich, I decided to drive the 440km distance to Switzerland for the race, and it was an incredible journey!

| Driver: Alexander Sims| Team: Mahindra Racing| Number: 29| Car: Mahindra M7Electro|Car: Spark SRT05e|
| Photographer: Lou Johnson| Event: Preseason Testing| Circuit: Circuit Ricardo Tormo| Location: Valencia| Series: FIA Formula E| Season: 2020-2021| Country: Spain| Keyword: Season 7| Keyword: Season Seven| Keyword: S7| Keyword: motorsport| Keyword: electric racing| Keyword: single seater| Keyword: open wheel| Keyword: 2020|
| Team: Mahindra Racing| Car: Mahindra M7Electro|Car: Spark SRT05e|
| Keyword: Pitlane| Keyword: Pit Lane|
| Session: afternoon|

About Alexander Sims

The 33-year-old Londoner has been involved in Formula E since the series’ inception in 2014, initially testing cars before securing a race seat in Season 5 with BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Highlights in his first season included a pole position and second place finish in New York. Alexander had an impressive start to his second season, taking pole positions for both races of the opening round in Saudi Arabia and taking his maiden win in race two. It also made him the first driver to take three consecutive pole positions in Formula E.

Alexander currently races for Mahindra Racing.

Alongside his Formula E racing activities, Sims is a passionate advocate for sustainability and electric mobility on the road, having owned and driven EVs since 2012 and aims to incorporate sustainable choices into his daily lifestyle.

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