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Alexander Sims

2021

First podium for Mahindra Racing

Alexander Sims secured his first podium finish of Season 7 – and his first for Mahindra Racing – with a second-place finish in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Rome E-Prix on 11 April 2021.

2020

Winner of the Nürburgring 24 Hours

Having finished 2nd in 2017, Alexander added the Nürburgring 24 Hours to his endurance racing record, alongside Rowe Racing (BMW M6 GT3) teammates Nicky Catsburg and Nick Yelloly.

2020

Back to back poles and first ABB FIA Formula E Championship race win

Alexander kicked of the Season 6 double-header in style with back-to-back pole positions (becoming the first person to secure three poles in a row following on from Season 5 in NYC) before completing a lights to flag victory in race 2.

2019

First pole and first podium in ABB FIA Formula E Championship

Having arrived in New York for the final rounds of Season 5, Alexander secured 4th place in the first race of the double-header, then netted his first pole for the final race of the season before going on to finish 2nd.

2018

Debut in ABB FIA Formula E Championship

Signed to BMW i Andretti Motorsport Alexander partnered Antonio Felix Da Costa for Season 5 of the all-electric series.

2017

First win in IMSA

2nd Overall in GTLM Class of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with BMW Team RLL (BMW M6 GTLM) after 3 wins, including the first at Watkins Glen, 4 podiums and 2 fastest laps.

2016

1st in Total 24 Hours of Spa with Rowe Racing

Driving a BMW M6 GT3, Alexander won the 68th running of the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa alongside teammates Philip Eng and Maxime Martin.

2015

3rd in Macau GP with Double R

No stranger to the streets of Macau and having finished 4th in 2013 with the T-Sport team, Alexander went one better to take a third-place podium in 2015, finishing behind winner Felix Rosenqvist and runner-up Charles Leclerc.

2014

3rd Overall in British GT Championship

Racing with Barwell Motorsport (BMW Z4 GT3), Alexander secured 2 wins, 3 poles, 4 podiums and 4 fastest laps, finishing 3rd overall despite missing a round to race the NBR24HR.

2013

First Blancpain Endurance Series races

Racing a McLaren MP4-12C GT3, Alexander competed in 5 rounds of the SRO sanctioned Blancpain Endurance Series with Hexis Racing in 2013, capturing a podium in the final race of the season.

2012

First 24 Hours of Le Mans

Driving a Judd powered Lola B12/80 for Status GP in the LMP2 class, Alexander and his co-drivers Yelmer Burrman and Romain Iannette completed 239 laps before having to retire the car from the race.

2011

First win in GP3

With a fastest lap on route to a debut win in the opening round at Istanbul Park, Alexander secured 5 further podiums and 2 fastest laps to achieve 6th overall in the Championship with Status Grand Prix.

2010

First British F3 win

Alongside his Euro F3 programme, Alexander had 6 starts in British F3 with ART Grand Prix, and secured his first win at Silverstone.

2009

First Formula 3 Europe win

Alexander secured 5 podiums, 1 pole and 2 fastest laps on the way to finishing 4th in the Championship (2nd place Rookie) with Mücke Motorsport.

2008

Winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award

The award has been going for 30 years with the first winner being an 18-year-old David Coulthard. Dario Franchitti, Jenson Button, Gary Paffett, George Russell and Lando Norris are amongst the winners throughout the years. Having won the award, Alexander is now a judge on the panel.

2007

First Formula Renault UK win

Alexander secured a further 3 podiums and 1 fastest lap on the way to finishing 8th in the Championship with Manor Competition.

| 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|
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| 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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