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31 Jan 2022

FIA ABB Formula E Rounds 1 & 2 Round-Up

27-29 January 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Round 1
/ Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 18 / Race – 14 / Points – 0

Alexander, in Group B for qualifying, missed out on Formula E’s exciting new Duel format recording the 18th fastest time of the two groups combined, before making up four places in the race to finish 14th.

Round 2
/ Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 9 / Race – DNF / Points – 0

Alexander started alongside his new team mate Oliver Rowland on the fifth row of the grid after qualifying in 9th. Despite a disappointing start dropping Sims to 16th place, a strong drive saw him climb to 11th in the race before touching the wall and being forced to retire.

“I’ll be honest, I struggled to get into a rhythm yesterday – the car balance was difficult in all of the sessions.

We took some lessons from Oliver’s car, were able to fine tune things a little, and today went a lot smoother. I was pleased with my performance in race two but I made two small mistakes, which turned out to be race critical.

The good thing is we showed a lot of potential, we know what we need to do but we have a lot of work ahead of us in a short space of time.”

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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