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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.