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Rosenqvist returns to Mahindra for Saudi season opener

Rosenqvist returns to Mahindra for Saudi season opener

With less than a month until the 2018/19 season opener in Saudi Arabia, Mahindra Racing welcomes back Felix Rosenqvist, who partners Jerome d'Ambrosio for the 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix. The team's new rookie driver Pascal Wehrlein will join the team in January 2019.

After making his debut with the Indian team during its 2016/17 campaign, the 27-year-old Swede secured Mahindra's first-ever race victory at the 2017 Berlin E-Prix before finishing the season as the highest placed rookie. Making an impact in the early stages of the 2017/18 season, Rosenqvist clinched another two victories within the first three races. “I’m happy to be back with the guys at Mahindra Racing again for Riyadh," said Rosenqvist.

"It will be a special occasion, marking the start of an exciting new era for Formula E with the commencement of Season 5."

"Whilst I didn’t attend the official pre-season test in Valencia, I did a lot of running in the new car during its development stages this summer, so I should be prepared."

"I’m looking forward to getting back to work with the team one more time and will do my best to help launch us into the new season with success.”

Despite missing out on pre-season testing in Valencia, Rosenqvist has spent time behind the wheel of the team's new Gen2 M5 Electro and with seven podiums and six pole positions to his name, Rosenqvist is well versed with the unpredictable nature of city street racing.

“We are delighted that Felix will be racing for Mahindra in Saudi Arabia in December," said Team Principal Dilbagh Gill.

"Felix has always been, and continues to be, a fantastic asset to Mahindra Racing and an important part of our family and history: we are looking forward to sharing more success with him in Saudi Arabia.

"He is extremely motivated, as are we, to secure the best possible results for the team as we begin our 2018/19 campaign. Working alongside Jerome, we have a huge amount of Formula E success and experience to get started with; five race wins from the two of them.

"We are then looking ahead to January when Pascal will join us. We are enthused and motivated as a whole team and cannot wait to hit the track in December.”

After the opening round, rookie driver Pascal Wehrlein will take the reigns of the number 94 car after he was announced in October as Jerome’s team-mate for the 2018/19 season and took part in pre-season testing. He will make his debut at the 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix on January 12.