Rosenqvist joins Heidfeld at Mahindra in FE
22 August 2016 – Mahinda has announced that 2015 European Formula 3 champion Felix Rosenqvist will partner Nick Heidfeld for the third season of the Formula E series, as part of a revised line-up.
Swedish racer Rosenqvist, 24, replaces Bruno Senna, with Heidfeld continuing at Mahindra for a second successive season, after making his debut with Venturi in 2014/15.
Rosenqvist and Heidfeld have already sampled the squad's new M3Electro, and will appear together in public during the pre-season test days at Donington Park from August 23-25.
"I'm thrilled to join Mahindra Racing at this exciting time," commented Rosenqvist.
"Racing in Formula E will be something genuinely brand new to me. It's a step into the unknown, but I've had a very warm welcome by Mahindra Racing and I have a strong and experienced team-mate in Nick.
"I've tested the car and I look forward to intensifying our preparations during the two pre-season tests.
"I love new challenges and this [Formula E] is going to be a massive one, for sure.
"I'm fully aware that it will take some time to learn the trade of electric racing, as the technology is so different to what I'm accustomed. You need to be fast, as always, but you also have to be clever and energy-efficient.
"I also find the calendar highly exciting. We'll be racing on street tracks in some incredible locations."