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02 Jun 2021

To the ‘Green Hell’ and back in an EV

In order to compete and defend our title in this years Nurburgring 24 hrs, I first had to race in the third round of the NLS series at the ‘Green Hell’.

Straight forward enough…except that I was on the simulator all day Thursday and had to be in Germany first thing Friday.  There were no flights available and to make matters worse, my PCR Covid test results hadn’t come through.

What followed was a last minute road trip against the clock, that has only reinforced my belief that EV’s are the immediate way forward, and an increasingly relevant and reliable option for more and more motorists.


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|