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03 May 2022

FIA ABB FORMULA E ROUND 6 ROUND-UP

30 April 2022, Monte Carlo, Monaco 

Round 6
/ Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 17 / Race – 11 / Points – 0

Round 6 of the 2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship took place in the glamourous Principality of Monaco but the streets of Monte Carlo did not prove fruitful for Mahindra Racing, despite both M8Electros showing good race pace and climbing though the pack.

The #29 car of Alexander Sims (GB) started the 45-minute race in seventeenth position and, following a strong drive from the Brit, crossed the line just outside of the points in eleventh. The #30 car of Oliver Rowland (GB) just narrowly missed out on the Duels stages to start in ninth position. Oliver made a confident climb and was battling for fifth when his car hit the wall and ended his race early.

 

“It was an interesting race. At times it seemed like we had the pace, but we worked the tyre too hard and that meant we weren’t able to utilise Attack Mode well.

Strategy-wise we were affected by the safety car and full course yellows more than others and this meant that the end result wasn’t that great.

However, it was sensible to finish the race and learn more ahead of the next round in Berlin.”

About Alexander Sims

The 34-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.

|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: 2021-2022|Country: Spain|Keyword: season 8|Keyword: season eight|Keyword: S8|Keyword: motorsport|Keyword: electric racing|Keyword: single seater|Keyword: open wheel|Keyword: 2021|

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