Mahindra Racing wrapped up the second FIA Formula E Championship with a seventh double points finish, narrowly missing a podium. Nick Heidfeld finished in P4 but was deemed to have used too much energy in his final charge to the line, demoting him to P7 and promoting Bruno Senna from P10 to P6.
Nick Heidfeld started the race in P5 and, following the first corner collision ahead of him, held P2 for most of the first stint. Losing one position during his pit stop, Heidfeld found himself in P4 for the final laps of the race, bearing down on the car in front. Pushing to overtake on the final lap, Heidfeld exceeded the allowable energy use limit before he crossed the finish line, earning him a penalty and a final classified position of P7.
Bruno Senna started the race out of place in P13 due to issues with getting heat into his tyres during qualifying. Through precise energy management and avoiding the incidents around him, Bruno succeeded in managing his race strategy and gained positions while defending from cars behind. He was finally classified in P6.
Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal of Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, said: “This has been an emotional weekend for the team. It’s easy to look at today’s result as disappointing but it will still stand as yet another high double points finish and a continuation of the reliability and strong race strategy, which has been our greatest strength all season. We now have two seasons under our belt and as far as I am concerned, season 3 has now begun.”