Alexander Sims has confirmed that he will continue competing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the 2021/22 season with Mahindra Racing.
It will be Sims’ second season with the Banbury-based team, for which he secured a memorable second-place finish in Rome in April 2021. He will contest Season 8 of the all-electric race series alongside new team-mate Oliver Rowland.
“I’ve enjoyed working with everyone at the team this season. We’ve learned a lot as the year progressed and have secured some strong results,” said Sims. “There’s the potential to achieve more in Season 8. There were occasions when we weren’t able to capitalise on opportunities and results, so we’ll be working hard to apply the learnings from this season into the next. Formula E is a hugely competitive series with fantastic drivers and manufacturers – we have the potential to be up there and competing for good points, so that’s what I want to do. I’m also really looking forward to working with Oliver who’s clearly very fast and a great racer.”
Sims continued: “Competing in Formula E is a dream – it’s the perfect place in motorsport in terms of managing my interests in sustainability and electric cars alongside my love of racing. I’ll be focused on making the most of every opportunity during Season 8 and using the platform in the small ways I can to create positive change in terms of sustainability, renewable energy and electric cars.”
Dilbagh Gill, Mahindra Racing’s CEO and Team Principal, said: “I believe we have one of the strongest driver line-ups on the grid and am delighted that Alexander will be racing with the team for another year. It will be the last year of racing before we move to the Gen3 era and Mahindra Racing is looking forward to continuing its journey in Formula E, which started back in 2013 when we were the first OEM to sign up to the championship.”
The first round of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place in January 2022 when the series returns to Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for a double-header season-opener.
2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Calendar
R1 & R2 – 28-29 January – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
R3 – 12 February – Mexico City, Mexico
R4 – 26 February – Cape Town, South Africa
R5 – 19 March – TBC, China
R6 – 9 April – Rome, Italy
R7 – 30 April – Monaco, Monaco
R8 – 14 May – Berlin, Germany
R9 – 4 June – TBC
R10 – 2 July – Vancouver, Canada
R11 & R12 – 16-17 July, USA
R13 & R14 – 30-31 July, UK
R15 & R16 – 13-14 August – Seoul, South Korea