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Rosenqvist replaces Wehrlein for Saudi Arabia race

Felix Rosenqvist will make a return to Mahindra Racing for the season-opening Formula E Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia.

Rosenqvist has moved to IndyCar for the 2019 season but will drive for Mahindra Racing alongside Jerome d’Ambrosio for the first race of the season.

Pascal Wehrlein, who was announced alongside d’Ambrosio for Season 5 of the all-electric series, will return for the Marrakesh E-Prix, making his debut in the fully-electric championship.

Rosenqvist will, therefore, drive the #94 car in Saudi Arabia.

“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 once again and will do my best to help launch us into the new season with success.”

Team Principal Dilbagh Gill admitted that Rosenqvist was and is a fantastic asset for the team.

He said: “We are delighted that Felix will be racing for Mahindra in Saudi Arabia in December. 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.”

“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.”

 

Image courtesy Spacesuit Media

Jack Amey

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